Foundations course

The Foundations course introduces core advanced topics in philosophy to philosophy doctoral students. The course consists of five or more six-week modules each devoted to a specific topic. Each module consists of six two-hour sessions. Each session will usually be devoted to discussion of a core reading on the topic. Students must take at least four of the modules, and are encouraged to come to all modules to learn about topics outside of their own research. The precise topics each year will vary, but topics will be drawn from the following areas:

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Logic
  • Political Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy

Since 2011, the Foundations Course has formed part of the compulsory HDR Coursework required of all commencing PhD candidates.

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