Philosophy

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

PHIL2606
Knowledge, Reason and Action
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
Semester 2
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 2019

6    P PHIL1012
N PHIL3214
Semester 2
PHIL2611
Problems of Empiricism

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Junior credit points in Philosophy
N PHIL2211 or PHIL3211
Semester 2
PHIL2612
History of Ethics
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL3512 or PHIL2512
Semester 1
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
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 2
PHIL2617
Practical Ethics
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2517 or PHIL3617
Semester 1
Summer Main
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 2
PHIL2619
Philosophy of Mathematics

This unit of study is not available in 2019

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 2019

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
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL3004 or PHIL2004
Semester 2
PHIL2634
Democratic Theory

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P (12 Junior credit points in Philosophy) or (6 Junior credit points in Philosophy and ANHS1600)
N PHIL2514 or PHIL3514
Semester 2
PHIL2635
Political Philosophy
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 in Philosophy
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 in Philosophy
N PHIL3647
Semester 1
PHIL2655
Ethics
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 2019

6    P 12 junior credit points in Philosophy
N PHIL3012, PHIL3612
Semester 1
PHIL2661
Philosophy of Sex
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
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2605
Semester 1
PHIL2670
Philosophy of Science

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P (12 junior credit points in Philosophy) or (12 junior credit points in History and Philosophy of Science (HPSC))
Semester 2
PHIL2671
Locke and Natural Philosophy
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
Semester 2
PHIL2672
Time and Space
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
Semester 2
PHIL2675
Existentialism
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
Semester 1
PHIL2676
Democracy and Voting

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 junior credit points in PHIL
Semester 2
PHIL2677
How Biology Matters to Philosophy
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
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 2

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
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

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 credit points in Philosophy
N PHIL3015
Semester 2
PHIL3617
Practical Ethics Advanced
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2617
Semester 1
PHIL3639
Hellenistic Philosophy

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Senior credit points in Philosophy
N PHIL3023, PHIL3039
Semester 2
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
PHIL3647
Philosophy of Happiness Advanced

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Senior credit points in Philosophy
N PHIL2647
Semester 2
PHIL3651
Emotions and Embodied Cognition

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Senior credit points in Philosophy
N PHIL2651
Semester 1
PHIL3655
Ethics (Advanced)
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
PHIL3663
Justice (Advanced)
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2663
Semester 1
PHIL3673
Fundamentality

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P PHIL2622 or PHIL2672
Semester 1
PHIL3677
Philosophy of Medicine

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy
Semester 2
PHIL3681
Aesthetics and Art Advanced
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2518 or PHIL2618
Semester 2

Interdisciplinary Project units of study

PHIL3998
Industry and Community Project
6    P Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
PHIL3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major
Semester 1
Semester 2

Honours

Honours in Philosophy requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 24 credit points of 4000-level seminar units
(ii) 24 credit points of 4000-level thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

PHIL4102
Research Topics: 20th Century Philosophy
6      Semester 1
PHIL4103
Research Topics: Early Modern Philosophy
6      Semester 1
PHIL4104
Research Topics in German Philosophy
6      Semester 1
PHIL4105
Research Topics in Aesthetics and Art

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Semester 1
PHIL4106
Research Topics in Moral Psychology
6      Semester 2
PHIL4107
Social and Political Philosophy
6      Semester 2
PHIL4108
Research Topics in Ethics
6      Semester 1
PHIL4109
Research Topics - Mind and Metaphysics
6      Semester 2
PHIL4110
Advanced Topics in Philosophy of Science
6      Semester 1
PHIL4111
Formal Philosophy
6      Semester 2
PHIL4112
Epistemology and Language
6      Semester 1
PHIL4113
Latest Trends: Philosophical Research 1
6      Semester 1
PHIL4114
Latest Trends: Philosophical Research 2
6      Semester 2

Honours thesis units of study

PHIL4201
Philosophy Honours Thesis 1
12      Semester 1
Semester 2
PHIL4202
Philosophy Honours Thesis 2
12      Semester 1
Semester 2

Advanced coursework

The requirements for advanced coursework in Philosophy are described in the degree resolutions for the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
24-36 credit points of advanced study will be included in the table for 2020.