The research done in the School of Philosophy is organised around five broad areas in which the program has a strong international reputation:
Epistemology & Metaphysics
(including Theories of Knowledge, Properties, Decision Theory, Causation, Philosophy of Probability)
Associated faculty: Rachael Briggs, David Chalmers, Brian Garrett, Alan Hájek, Daniel Nolan, Wolfgang Schwarz, Nicholas Southwood
Philosophy of Mind
(including Perception, Consciousness, Representation, Cognition and its Evolution)
Associated faculty: David Chalmers, Frank Jackson, Colin Klein, Kim Sterelny, Daniel Stoljar
See the Centre for Consciousness website.
Philosophy of Science
(including Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Economics)
Associated faculty: Geoff Brennan, Rachael Briggs, Brett Calcott, David Chalmers, Alan Hájek, Daniel Nolan, Kim Sterelny
Moral and Political Philosophy
(including Ethics, Value Theory, Action Theory, Applied Moral and Political Philosophy with emphases on social welfare, international justice, ethics in the professions, environmental philosophy and feminism)
Associated faculty: Christian Barry, Geoffrey Brennan, Rachael Briggs, Bob Goodin, Fiona Jenkins, Seth Lazar, Nicholas Southwood, Jeremy Shearmur
See the Social And Political Theory website.
(including Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Phenomenology, and contemporary French philosophy)
Associated Faculty: Fiona Jenkins, Bruin Christensen
See the Herbst Colloquium website.