Study Philosophy

What is truth? How can we lead a happy life? Under what conditions is violence permissible? Philosophy explores the large questions that humans have asked over the centuries, and has thus helped shape our worldviews.

The Philosophy major analyses these questions and the answers they have received by putting them in their historical and conceptual contexts. It pays particular attention to how political, cultural and religious processes reflect the way we understand our societies and ourselves.

The Philosophy major trains students to develop their analytical skills. Study in Philosophy will give a graduate confidence to engage with the arguments of others and to put forward their own perspective. Such a life-skill can be applied in a wide variety of professions such as teaching, business, law, policy development, and public service.

Philosophy Courses

Course NameLocationDurationATAR
Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology Penrith; Bankstown 3F / 6P 70.05; 71.55
Bachelor of Arts - Organisations and Work Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Creative Writing Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Sociology Penrith; Bankstown 3F / 6P 70.05; 71.55
Bachelor of Arts - Music Performance Penrith 3F / 6P 70.05
Bachelor of Arts - Musicology Penrith 3F / 6P 70.05
Bachelor of Arts - International English Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Peace and Development Studies Penrith; Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.05; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Innovation and Change Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.05; 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Criminology and Criminal Justice Penrith; Bankstown 3F / 6P 70.05; 71.55
Bachelor of Arts - Economy and Markets Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Geography and Urban Studies Penrith; Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.05; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Heritage and Tourism Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Global Business Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy Major Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Chinese Major Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Arabic Major Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Indonesian Major Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Japanese Major Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45

Careers in Philosophy

You may pursue roles in:

  • Philosopher
  • Counselling
  • Community development
  • Cultural, social and public policy
  • Social welfare
  • Primary/secondary teaching (with further study)
  • State and federal public services.

Academic Profile

Doctor Paul Alberts-Dezeeuw

Paul Alberts teaches in the areas of History of Philosophy, environmental philosophy, contemporary Continental Philosophy, and Poltiical Philosophy. 

He is currently researching and writing on philosophical responses to climate change and environmental issues - in particular how Continental philosophy can contribute to better understanding of the emerging climate change challenges in the Anthropocene.

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