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

  • The Monash institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) and Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) are pleased to be hosting an interdisciplinary Symposium in Neuroethics. Entitled, Ethics in Neurotechnological... Read more
  • Workshop: The Nature of Delusions Date: 20 February 2018. Location: C110 (John Whyte Room), Building C, Ground Floor, Caulfield Campus, Monash University. Organizer: Professor Tim Bayne, Monash University. All welcome – registration... Read more
  • Roger Chao FRGS, FGIA, GAICD, FAIM, BJ is an Australian explorer, mountaineer, philosopher and ethicist. He holds degrees in Arts (Politics and Philosophy majors) and Economics and an Honours... Read more