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.
- A forthcoming event, organised by a number of Monash academics, will address the topic: what is the relationship between understanding and the good life in Antiquity? Date: 7 June, 2013 Venue: The 1888 Building, Grattan St., The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010 Keynote Speaker: Prof. Daniel C. Russell (Ormond College, University of Melbourne/Center for the Philosophy of ... Read more
- Congratulations to David Kalkman, who has been awarded the 2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Masters Thesis Excellence. David’s thesis, supervised by Jakob Hohwy and Graham Oppy, was on Naturalistic explanations of religious belief, and their philosophical implications. Read more
- January 2012 Bryan Paton and Jakob Hohwy publishes a paper, co-authored with Peter Enticott from MAPrc at the Alfred Hospital: The rubber hand illusion reveals proprioceptive and sensorimotor differences in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-011-1430-7. Read more