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- #2 in Australia
- Top 25 in the world
- 2020 QS World University Rankings
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Philosophy is about learning to think for yourself — in a rigorous way, so that you can defend your positions with considered reasons and cogent arguments. Through studying philosophy, you will develop a suite of transferable skills, including the ability to think critically and logically, analyse complex problems, weigh evidence, argue a case, write clearly and communicate effectively.
In studying philosophy, you will investigate questions at the core of politics, history, law, business, science, medicine and technology. Our areas of expertise include philosophy of science, history of philosophy, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, epistemology, decision theory, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of law, pragmatism, and moral, social and political philosophy.
Philosophy formulates and explores questions of fundamental importance to us as human beings. For example: What is consciousness? Are we free agents? What makes an action right? What makes an action wrong? What is truth, and how can we come by it? How should we form beliefs about the world? Is it possible for machines to think? Studying philosophy will equip you with a disciplined capacity for critical analysis and dramatically enhance your communication skills.
*QS World University World Rankings by Subject 2019
By studying philosophy, you will gain a diverse range of transferable skills that can be applied to many disciplines. With an emphasis on reason and argument, philosophy will prepare you for various careers and, with further study, careers across law, business, social work, politics and religion. Career pathways include: