Philosophy

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Overview

Doing Philosophy not only involves asking the big questions, it teaches important skills. Philosophy at Deakin asks questions about the nature of reality, truth and knowledge, meaning, the existence of God mind, personal identity, the good in ethical and political life, and the value and power of art. At the same time, it fosters the development of skills in critical and creative thinking, argumentation, communication, problem-solving and research. Deakin Philosophy prides itself on applying philosophical concepts to our contemporary world and maintaining a pluralistic and cross-cultural outlook that embraces Eastern philosophy, psychoanalysis, pragmatism, analytic philosophy and continental European philosophy.

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UnitSetCode

MJ-A310020 (major)

MN-A310020 (minor)

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

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Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Philosophy select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Philosophy select any four (4) credit points from below, including no more than one (1) credit point at level one, and at least one (1) credit point at level.

Complete 4 units from:

  • Critical Thinking ASP108
  • Love, Sex and Death ASP129
  • Critique and Creativity: Contemporary French Philosophy ASP309
  • Language and Reality ASP326
  • Plus 4 units selected from:

  • Freedom and Power: Existentialism and Beyond ASP211
  • Justice and Equality ASP214
  • Philosophy, Happiness, and the Good Life ASP215
  • Ethics in Global Society ASP216
  • Freud and Philosophy ASP224
  • Philosophy, Art, Film ASP228
  • Note: A study tour program is available as part of this major sequence. Please contact the Course Director for further information.