• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Philosophy
  • Minor code PHIL-MIN

Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of reality and the human experience. It is the bedrock you reach when, in any other discipline, you keep asking: why? At the ANU, philosophy is also a method: approaching a question by breaking it down into its component parts, building up reasoned, logical arguments—and following them wherever they lead, however surprising.

Learning Outcomes

  1. closely analyse and critique arguments in a wide variety of fields and contexts;
  2. develop cogent arguments and presentations of ideas; and
  3. apply complex abstract ideas to real-world phenomena in a wide variety of fields and contexts.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units from the following lists, which must include:

A maximum of 12 units from the completion of the following list:

PHIL1004 - Fundamental Ideas in Philosophy: An Introduction (6 units)

PHIL1005 - Logic and Critical Thinking (6 units)

PHIL1007 - What is Humanity? (6 units)

PHIL1008 - Introduction to Ethics (6 units)

POLS1008 - PPE Integration 1 (6 units)

A minimum of 12 units from the completion of the following list:

PHIL2012- Buddhist Philosophy (6 units)

PHIL2020- Theories of Social Justice (6 units)

PHIL2042- Philosophy of the Cosmos (6 units)

PHIL2057- Philosophy of Science (6 units)

PHIL2060- Contemporary Metaphysics (6 units)

PHIL2061- Philosophy of Mind (6 units)

PHIL2074- Modern Theories of Knowledge (6 units)

PHIL2080- Logic (6 units)

PHIL2082- Sex and Death: the Philosophy of Biology (6 units)

PHIL2087- Nietzsche (6 units)

PHIL2094- The Problem of Free Will (6 units)

PHIL2100- Origins of Analytical Philosophy (6 units)

PHIL2116- PPE Integration 2 (6 units)

PHIL2122- Philosophy and Public Policy (6 units)

PHIL2123- Philosophy and Science Fiction (6 units)

PHIL2125- Rationality and Social Cooperation (6 units)

PHIL2126- Science in Society: Ethics, Public Policy and Scientific Practice (6 units)

PHIL2127- The Philosophy of Time (6 units)

PHIL2128- Philosophy of Physics (6 units)

PHIL2129- Metaethics: The Nature of Moral Judgment (6 units)

PHIL2289- Leviathan, Art and Law: Constituting the Body Politic (6 units)

PHIL2290- Philosophy, AI and Society (6 units)

PHIL3072- Advanced Analytic Philosophy (6 units)

PHIL3073- Advanced Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy (6 units)

PHIL3074- Advanced Philosophical Topics (6 units)

PHIL3075- The Philosophy of Gender: Knowledge, Power, Bodies (6 units)

PHIL3076- Philosophy of the Life Sciences (6 units)

PHIL3077- The Metaphysics of David Lewis (6 units)

PHIL3078- The Philosophy of Emotions (6 units)

PHIL3079 - Evolution and Human Nature (6 units)

ASIA2054 - Chinese Philosophy: Creation and Development (6 units)

POLS2063 - Contemporary Political Theory (6 units)

POLS2102- Political Belief and Deceit (6 units)

ECON3056- PPE Integration 3: Classic Literature in PPE (6 units)

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