• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Philosophy
  • Minor code ANPH-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Analytical Philosophy Minor

This minor will give students an understanding of, and will enable them to develop skills in, modern ‘analytic’ philosophy, in which the ANU has a particular strength.  Students can, within it, pursue a wide range of courses dealing with interesting material, taught in an analytical style, and while doing so pick up a range of skills which should be useful to them in the handling of theoretical material in any field.

Learning outcomes

Students who complete this major will have the skills and knowledge to approach a range of analytical tasks, and they will have practised giving cogent arguments and making verbal or written presentations along with handling detailed criticism of their ideas.  This minor will develop skills that will be useful for grappling with abstract ideas in any field, but also for interrelating abstract ideas and real-world phenomena.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
MATH1042 Philosophy of the Cosmos 6
PHIL1004 Fundamental Ideas in Philosophy: An Introduction 6
PHIL1005 Logic and Critical Thinking 6
PHIL1007 Philosophy, Society, Humanity 6

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
PHIL2016 Philosophy of Language 6
PHIL2020 Theories of Social Justice 6
PHIL2042 Philosophy of the Cosmos 6
PHIL2057 Philosophy of Science 6
PHIL2060 Contemporary Metaphysics 6
PHIL2061 Philosophy of Psychology 6
PHIL2064 Theories of Ethics 6
PHIL2074 Modern Theories of Knowledge 6
PHIL2080 Logic 6
PHIL2082 Sex and Death: the Philosophy of Biology 6
PHIL2094 Themes from Wittgenstein 6
PHIL2100 Origins of Analytical Philosophy 6
PHIL3063 Advanced Philosophical Topics B 6
PHIL3070 Reason, Critique and the Self: Kant and German Idealism 6
PHIL3072 Advanced Analytic Philosophy 6
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