Welcome to the Philosophy Department

Mathematicians, economists, students of medicine, students of politics, students of physics, theologians, linguists, critics of literature and the arts – all these and more will encounter philosophical problems.

This is because philosophy characteristically raises questions about the basic assumptions of every form of human inquiry, having amongst its branches the philosophy of science, of religion, of psychology, of history, of law, of economics, and so on.

Those who want to be able to understand these problems when they face them, and ultimately get answers to them, will require at least a basic training in philosophy.

News and Events

Philosophy and Bioethics Seminar Series

  • NEXUS: Monash Social Science, Humanities and Medicine Network. is pleased to invite you to the first Nexus symposium for 2017. Friday 5 May 2017 9:30am – 12:45pm Lecture Theatre S12, 16... Read more
  • Three Graduate Research positions are now open in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies. Please note applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered. 2017... Read more