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Level 7, Napier Building
North Terrace Campus
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005 Australia

Email: School of Humanities
Phone: +61 8 8313 4249
Facsimile: +61 8 8303 4341


Welcome to the Department of Philosophy at the University of Adelaide!

Ethics, Science and Society

Have you thought about enrolling in Anat Sci 3500 Ethics, Science and Society? This is a cross-faculty course coordinated by Philosophy and run jointly with staff from Medical Sciences. Topics for 2016 will include: informed consent, scientific misconduct, eating disorders and body image, use of animals in research, genetic counselling, organ donation and transplants, IVF and cryonics. For further information please download the flyer or contact Denise Gamble.

Art and Imagination

ArtSense is hosting Art and Imagination in San Francisco, on April 2-3 2016. The workshop will consider the role of metaphors, tropes and images in shaping experience and guiding action. Further information is available here.

ArtSense is an ARC funded project that aims to explore the foundations of personal experience, so as to understand the possibility of community in the context of diverse or incompatible cultural beliefs.

Philosophy Links

Follow the links below to find out more about Philosophy at Adelaide.

Inconsistent Images
Ullin Place's Brain
Impossible University
G D Young Lectures
Cognitive Biology
Aesthetics at Adelaide

Philosophy News

JJC Smart Public Lecture

Jack Smart (1920-2012) was Hughes Professor of Philosophy at the University of Adelaide from 1950 to 1972. He is one of Australia’s best known philosophers. Philosophers at Adelaide recently celebrated Jack’s life in a free public lecture explaining some of his work on scientific realism (Chris Mortensen), consciousness (Jon Opie), time (Graham Nerlich), and ethics (Garrett Cullity).

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