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PHIL4011 - Philosophy Honours A

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 12

Coordinator: Caroline Jane West


The Honours program in Philosophy consists of:
1. a thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff
2. four seminars that meet weekly for two hours for one semester.

The thesis should be of 12,000-15,000 words in length. Each seminar requires 4,000-5,000 words of written work or its equivalent.

The thesis is worth 40% of the final Honours mark and each of the seminars is worth 15%.

The following seminars are on offer in 2012:

Semester 1
Cosmopolitanism and Community (Dr Thomas Besch)
Habermas (Dr John Grumley)
Probability (Dr Nicholas Smith)
Imagination, Religion, and Morality (Prof Moira Gatens)
Metaphysics and Identity (Dr Adrian Heathcote)

Semester 2
Time Travel (Dr Kristie Miller)
Kant's Moral Philosophy (Prof Paul Redding)
Themes from Cavell (Dr David Macarthur)
Philosophy of Music (Prof Paul Thom)
Philosophy and Genetics (Prof Paul Griffith)

For more information, contact Dr Anik Waldow, Honours Coordinator.


a thesis of 12,000-15,000 words, 4,000-5,000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar and a 20 minute mini-conference presentation


2x2-hr seminars/week


48 credit points of Philosophy at Senior level, with a credit average or better, and including 6 credit points from each of the three programs (History of Philosophy; Epistemology, Metaphysics & Logic; Aesthetics, Ethics and Political Philosophy). Intending Honours students are strongly encouraged to discuss their unit choices with the Honours Coordinator at the beginning of their third year. The department places importance on the breadth of the philosophical education of its Honours graduates, and encourages intending Honours students to avoid over-specialisation at Senior level

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