Philosophy

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Philosophy

Major

A major in Philosophy requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 18 credit points of 3000-level units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units

Minor

A minor in Philosophy requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level units

1000-level units of study

PHIL1011
Reality, Ethics and Beauty
6    N PHIL1003 or PHIL1004 or PHIL1006 or PHIL1008
Semester 1
PHIL1012
Introductory Logic
6      Intensive July
Semester 2
PHIL1013
Society, Knowledge and Self
6    N PHIL1010
Semester 2

2000-level units of study

PHIL2607
Eighteenth Century French Philosophy
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
Semester 1
PHIL2610
Exploring Nonclassical Logic

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P PHIL1012
N PHIL3214
Semester 2
PHIL2612
History of Ethics
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL3512 or PHIL2512
Semester 2
PHIL2613
Plato and Aristotle
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History
N PHIL3013 or PHIL2013
Semester 2
PHIL2614
The Presocratics

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History
Semester 2
PHIL2615
Logic and Proof
6    P PHIL1012
N PHIL2215 or PHIL3215
Semester 1
PHIL2617
Practical Ethics
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level
N PHIL2517 or PHIL3617
Intensive January
Semester 1
PHIL2618
Aesthetics and Art
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History
N PHIL2518 or PHIL3681
Semester 1
PHIL2619
Philosophy of Mathematics

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 junior credit points in Philosophy or 12 junior credit points in Mathematics
N PHIL3219 or PHIL2219
Semester 1
PHIL2620
Probability and Decision Theory
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2220
Semester 2
PHIL2621
Truth, Meaning and Language

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 Junior credit points in Philosophy
Semester 1
PHIL2622
Reality, Time and Possibility: Metaphysics
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL3662
Semester 1
PHIL2623
Moral Psychology
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2513 or PHIL3513
Semester 1
PHIL2629
The Mind-Body Problem: From Descartes to Kant

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL3004 or PHIL2004
Semester 2
PHIL2634
Democratic Theory
6    P (12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy) or (12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or International Relations) or (6 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy and ANHS1600) or (6 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy and 6 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or International Relations)
N PHIL2514 or PHIL3514
Semester 2
PHIL2635
Political Philosophy

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations
N PHIL2535 or PHIL3535
Semester 2
PHIL2640
Environmental Philosophy
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2240
Semester 2
PHIL2642
Critical Thinking
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level
Semester 2
PHIL2643
Philosophy of Mind
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL3213 or PHIL2205 or PHIL2213 or PHIL3643
Semester 2
PHIL2645
Philosophy of Law
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2510 or PHIL2604 or PHIL3510
Semester 1
PHIL2646
Philosophy and Literature
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
Semester 2
PHIL2647
Philosophy of Happiness
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level
N PHIL3647
Semester 1
PHIL2648
19th C. Philosophy: Kant to Nietzsche
6    P 12 Junior credit points in Philosophy
N PHIL2641 or PHIL3011
Semester 2
PHIL2655
Ethics

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in philosophy
N PHIL3655
Semester 2
PHIL2658
Philosophy in Film
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Film Studies
Semester 2
PHIL2660
Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 junior credit points in Philosophy
N PHIL3012 or PHIL3612
Semester 2
PHIL2661
Philosophy of Sex

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P (12 credit points at 1000-level in Philosophy) or (12 credit points at 1000-level in Gender and Cultural Studies)
Semester 2
PHIL2663
Justice
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL3663
Semester 1
PHIL2667
Scepticism: From Illusion to Reality

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2605
Semester 1
PHIL2670
Philosophy of Science
6    P 12 junior credit points in Philosophy or 12 junior credit points in History and Philosophy of Science HPSC
Semester 1
PHIL2672
Time and Space

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
Semester 2
PHIL2674
Philosophy and Mythology

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
PHIL2675
Existentialism
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
Semester 1
PHIL2677
How Biology Matters to Philosophy
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
Semester 1
PHIL2678
Introduction to Formal Philosophy
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Philosophy major
Semester 1
GOVT2112
Modern Political Thought
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or International Relations or 12 credit points in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations
Semester 1

3000-level units of study

PHIL3605
Early Modern Theories of Perception
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level from the Philosophy major
N PHIL2605
Semester 2
PHIL3608
Philosophy of Information
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Philosophy major
Semester 1
PHIL3609
Philosophy of Logic
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Philosophy major
Semester 1
PHIL3610
Logic and Computation
6    P PHIL1012
N PHIL2650
Semester 2
PHIL3611
Philosophy of Economics

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy or Economics or Economic Policy
Semester 1
PHIL3613
Philosophy of Human Rights
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations
Semester 2
PHIL3615
Contemporary Pragmatism
6    P 12 credit points in Philosophy
N PHIL3015
Semester 1
PHIL3617
Practical Ethics Advanced

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2617
Semester 1
PHIL3639
Hellenistic Philosophy
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL3023 or PHIL3039
Semester 1
PHIL3640
Nature and Crisis
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level and 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Philosophy major
Semester 1
PHIL3643
Philosophy of Mind Advanced
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL3213 or PHIL2205 or PHIL2213 or PHIL2643
Semester 2
PHIL3651
Emotions and Embodied Cognition
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2651
Semester 1
PHIL3655
Ethics (Advanced)

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2655
Semester 2
PHIL3662
Reality Time and Possibility M'physics Adv
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2622
Semester 1
PHIL3677
Philosophy of Medicine
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy
Semester 2
PHIL3681
Aesthetics and Art Advanced

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2518 or PHIL2618
Semester 2
PHIL3682
Romanticism

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12cp at 2000 level in Philosophy
Semester 2
GOVT3664
Key Concepts in Political Thought
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History and Philosophy of Science or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2616
Semester 2

Interdisciplinary Project units of study

If you are completing two majors and both of your majors are from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your first major, and the Industry and Community Project unit of study for your second major.
If you are completing two majors but only one of your majors is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for that major.
If you are completing one major only and that major is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your major.
PHIL3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P Completion of at least 90 credit points
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major
Intensive December
Semester 1
Semester 2
PHIL3998
Industry and Community Project
6    C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2