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Philosophy

Philosophy is training in how to think clearly, analytically, and for yourself. To study philosophy is to be confronted with some of the most fundamental questions that we all face. Philosophers have always been concerned with contemporary social and political issues.

What can I study?

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
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Postgraduate degrees
Master of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Doctor of PhilosophyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

Why study Philosophy at Deakin?

Learn from the best

Deakin University philosophy is a growing discipline and with seven permanent staff and one post-doctoral researcher, it is now one of the largest departments in Victoria.

Our unique approach

The units offered by the Deakin Department of Philosophy span nearly all the major areas of philosophical inquiry: aesthetics, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of language, European philosophy, the philosophy of religion and culture, cross-cultural philosophy, and the history of ideas.

Careers

Philosophy at Deakin will equip you with a broad range of specialised and general skills, often demanded by today's employers. Some of these fields include media and communication, photography, politics and policy studies, history, languages and visual arts.


What is Philosophy?

Philosophy is training in how to think clearly, analytically, and for yourself.  To study philosophy is to be confronted with some of the most fundamental questions that we all face as individuals, and members of society; questions about what makes a good action, or for living well; what knowledge is, and how it differs from mere belief or opinion; what is the best form of society; what is the nature of the mind; whether God exists, and more.

Philosophers have always also been concerned with contemporary social and political issues, including thinking about our relationship with non-human nature, the nature of social justice, how to balance freedom with equality, the threats and opportunities of globalisation, and many other questions.


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