Welcome to Philosophy

What is Philosophy?

Philosophy examines the most general and fundamental problems that confront us in our attempt to understand reality; problems concerning human nature itself, as well as the physical and social world we inhabit. Examples include:

What is truth? Is it possible to have knowledge of the world?
What is reality, and are there limits to our knowledge of it?
What is the mind? What is consciousness?
What is good? Why should I be moral?
Does God exist?
What is art?

Studying these questions is both fascinating and an excellent means of intellectual training and development. By examining these difficult abstract questions a student of philosophy learns to think clearly and systematically, argue vigorously and question deeply-held assumptions.

Philosophy Seminar Series

The Philosophy Programme holds a seminar series twice a year - one in the A Trimester and a second series in the B Trimester. Please visit our Philosophy Seminar Site for information of upcoming seminars.

Australasian Association of Philosophy

Promoting the study of philosophy in Australasia, and the exchange of ideas among philosophers.