About Philosophy

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

This is because philosophy 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.

Doing philosophy will equip you to discuss difficult, profound and important questions about the world, other people and ourselves. Philosophical skills are useful across all walks of life and is strongly appreciated in many professions.

To find out more about the Monash Philosophy Department, see:

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