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Why Study Philosophy?

Philosophy aims to develop a rationally defensible view of the world and our place in it.

Philosophers grapple with questions such as:

Is there a God?, What is the nature of the mind?, How do we tell which actions are right or wrong? 
What is beauty?, What is art?, What kinds of things are there? Do we have free will?

Curiosity about questions like these is a good reason to study philosophy. In the process, philosophy will transform your mind. It will teach you habits of rigor, constructive doubt, and clear thinking. And it will encourage you to question many things we ordinarily take for granted.

Philosophy graduates are sought-after by employers who value their analysis and critical thinking skills. For more information see our Careers and Employment Guide.

Department of Philosophy
Address

Level 7, Napier Building
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Contact

T: +61 8 8313 4249
humanities@adelaide.edu.au