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Why Study Philosophy?

Why Study Philosophy?

Because: it addresses fundamental questions of human existence; it is intrinsically fascinating; it instils techniques of criticism and argument; and philosophy students get jobs at rates that compare well to other graduates.

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Eminent Achievement and Merit of the Highest Order

Eminent Achievement and Merit of the Highest Order

Professor David Chalmers of the School of Philosophy has won the 2013 Peter Baume Award. The ANU's most prestigious award, it recognises eminent achievement and merit of the highest order.

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Congratulations to Philip Pettit

Congratulations to Philip Pettit

The International Conference for the Study of Political Thought has awarded Philip Pettit the David and Elaine Spitz prize for On the People’s Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy,...

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2015 Alumni Awards

2015 Alumni Awards

The ANU Alumni Awards recognise the extraordinary achievements and significant contributions made by our graduates and students in Australia and internationally in a range of areas.

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Peter Herbst Seminar 17 September

Peter Herbst Seminar 17 September

Anthropologies of Transmission and Theologies of Creation, Speaker: Matt Tomlinson

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ANU School of Philosophy

The School focuses on research and education in many areas of philosophy. Our particular strengths lie in philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, moral and political philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics and European philosophy.

The heart of the School is its research culture. We host about 50-60 international visitors a year. We run three seminar series a week, two named lectures and up to six conferences and workshops a year.

Philosophy was a foundation discipline in the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) when ANU was created in the 1940s. The School of Philosophy took on its current form in 2010 when the RSSS assumed responsibility for the administration of undergraduate philosophy at ANU.

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Upcoming seminars
18
Sep
2014
Hartmut Kliemt (Frankfurt SFM): Taking Hobbes to H(e)art
18/09/2014 - 4:00pm

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22
Sep
2014
Brad Taylor (ANU): Eliminating ‘Feasibility’
22/09/2014 - 12:30pm

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