Contemporary Research Topics in Philosophy
Mark the culmination of your philosophy major by putting theory into practice. Take part in live debates. Review moral, experimental and contemporary forms of philosophy. Explore the career possibilities your philosophy studies offer you.
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to
- Identify and critically evaluate core philosophical concepts from the readings.
- Produce arguments and analysis of philosophical positions across the readings
- Use your research skills to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the topics
- Express yourself clearly and precisely when communicating your argument and analysis
- The topics will be chosen from the three streams within the department: Ethics; European Philosophy; and Mind, Knowledge and Nature.
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
PHIX3083 requires students to reflect on their previous studies in philosophy, and should therefore be taken towards the end of a Philosophy major Pre-requisite (130cp at 1000 level or above) and (40cp in PHIL or PHL units) Co-requisite 20cp in PHL or PHIL units at 3000 level NCCW (pre-2020 units) PHI370, PHIX344, PHIL383, PHIL354, PHL354, PHIX383 NCCW (2020 and onwards) PHIL3085 Contemporary Research Topics in Philosophy
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Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This subject was previously known as PHIX344 Philosophy Capstone and PHIX383, Philosophy Capstone.
This course provides students with the opportunity to engage with cutting edge areas of research in contemporary Philosophy. Topics and readings will be carefully curated by leading researchers in the department. You will have the opportunity to enhance your skills of argument and critical reflection as you are guided through these exciting areas of research. The topics will be chosen from the three streams within the department: Ethics; European Philosophy; and Mind, Knowledge and Nature.
- Class participation (15%)
- Weekly blog (25%)
- Essay Plan and Presentation (15%)
- Research Essay (45%)