• 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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Requirements

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:

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

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

PHIL2012- Buddhist Philosophy (6 units)

PHIL2016- Philosophy of Language (6 units)

PHIL2020- Theories of Social Justice (6 units)

PHIL2042- Philosophy of the Cosmos (6 units)

PHIL2057- Philosophy of Science (6 units)

PHIL2059- Love Death and Freedom (20th Century French Phenomenology) (6 units)

PHIL2060- God and the Self (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)

PHIL2101- Democracy, Difference and Desire (6 units)

PHIL2113- Global Justice (6 units)

PHIL2116- PPE Integration 2 (6 units)

PHIL2119- Foundations of Modern Philosophy (6 units)

PHIL2121- Philosophical Logic (6 units)

PHIL2122- Philosophy and Public Policy (6 units)

PHIL2123- Philosophy and Science Fiction (6 units)

PHIL2124- Philosophy of Cognitive Science (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)

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

PHIL3071- Advanced Continental Philosophy (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)

POLS2063 - Contemporary Political Theory (6 units)

POLS2102- Political Belief and Deceit (6 units)



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

Code Title Units
PHIL1004 Fundamental Ideas in Philosophy: An Introduction 6
PHIL1005 Logic and Critical Thinking 6
PHIL1007 What is Humanity? 6
PHIL1008 Introduction to Ethics 6

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

Code Title Units
ASIA2054 Chinese Philosophy: Creation and Development 6
MATH1042 Philosophy of the Cosmos 6
PHIL2012 Buddhist Philosophy 6
PHIL2016 Philosophy of Language 6
PHIL2020 Theories of Social Justice 6
PHIL2057 Philosophy of Science 6
PHIL2059 Love Death and Freedom (20th Century French Phenomenology) 6
PHIL2060 God and the Self 6
PHIL2061 Philosophy of Mind 6
PHIL2074 Modern Theories of Knowledge 6
PHIL2080 Logic 6
PHIL2082 Sex and Death: the Philosophy of Biology 6
PHIL2087 Nietzsche 6
PHIL2094 The Problem of Free Will 6
PHIL2100 Origins of Analytical Philosophy 6
PHIL2101 Democracy, Difference and Desire 6
PHIL2113 Global Justice 6
  PHIL 2119: Foundations Modern Philosophy
PHIL2121 Philosophical Logic 6
PHIL2122 Philosophy and Public Policy 6
PHIL2123 Philosophy and Science Fiction 6
PHIL2124 Philosophy of Cognitive Science 6
PHIL2125 Rationality and Social Cooperation 6
PHIL2126 Science in Society: Ethics, Public Policy and Scientific Practice 6
PHIL2127 The Philosophy of Time 6
PHIL2128 Philosophy of Physics 6
PHIL2289 Leviathan, Art and Law: Constituting the Body Politic 6
PHIL3071 Advanced Continental Philosophy 6
PHIL3072 Advanced Analytic Philosophy 6
PHIL3073 Advanced Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy 6
PHIL3074 Advanced Philosophical Topics 6
PHIL3075 The Philosophy of Gender: Knowledge, Power, Bodies 6
POLS2063 Contemporary Political Theory 6
POLS2102 Political Belief and Deceit 6
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