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Introduction to Philosophy

Engage with some of humankind’s oldest questions, then examine the impact of the very newest technologies on our sense of self. Examine fundamental questions, around what we can understand about our world, and how we should live our lives. Perhaps specialise in a certain area, including metaphysics (the theory of being), logic (the theory of reason and inference), or value theory.

Develop your communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and reasoning skills, while developing your methods of research and analysis. Enjoy discussing different points of view, but be prepared to articulate and defend your own position. 

Studying philosophy can form a basis for careers in the public sector, policy, the legal system, community development, the not-for-profit sector and consulting

Shiree studied humanities & social studies with Griffith University, through Open Universities Australia.

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Philosophy highlights

  • Form and defend your position.
  • Express complex arguments in a logical fashion.
  • Explore different philosophical beliefs.

Philosophy specialisations

  • Develop logical research skills.
  • Understand the evolution of philosophical thought.
  • Enjoy learning about the different theories of famous philosophers.

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