Thursday, December 06, 2007

Philosophy Honours at Newcastle in 2008

Details of the honours program in Philosophy have just recently been made available.

In 2008, the following Honours course work components be offered:

Eros and Agape (Dr Joe Mintoff) An examination of the two forms of love: Eros and Agape. The writings of a range of classical and more contemporary authors will be considered.

Consciousness (Dr John Wright). An examination of the philosophical problems of consciousness. Much contemporary philosophy is devoted to this topic.

Philosophical Issues of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr Yin Gao) An examination of the methodological and philosophical issues connected with traditional Chinese Medicine. Classic Chinese texts, as well as recent work, will be studied in this course.

Science, Rationality and Realism (Dr John Wright) An examination of the issues surrounding scientific Realism and Truth.

Of course, as well as the coursework, there is the 12,000 - 15,000 word thesis to be completed! I recommended that students considering doing Honours in 2008 contact the Philosophy Discipline ASAP, and discuss possible thesis topics.

Entry to this program is restricted to those with a complete Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in philosophy and at least a credit average (GPA of 5.0 on a 7 point scale or an average of over 65%) in the that philosophy major. Places are limited, but the faculty will be taking direct applications up until February. If you are interested, please go to the Philosophy info page and contact Dr John Wright for more details.


MH said...

I would just like to say, looking at this list, that I am glad that I took Honours when I did.

Samuel Douglas said...

I don't know - the consciousness course s pretty good - I sat in on it last year and the Realism course is still relevant ( in Australia at least). Or is the structure rather than course choice that you object to. More to say about honours - I'll email you.