Welcome to philosophy at Otago!
Philosophers ask fundamental questions about the nature of the world, our place in it, moral standards, methods of reasoning, minds, language, and more. Philosophy is the systematic attempt to answer questions like these, rigorously and analytically.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of studying philosophy is the satisfaction that comes from understanding, from thinking clearly about fundamental issues. This makes the study of philosophy its own reward.
A degree in philosophy is also an excellent entry-point to a wide range of careers. As the Wall Street Journal recently pointed out, the salaries and salary increases earned by those with philosophy degrees compare very favourably to those earned by students of other subjects.
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Why study philosophy at Otago? A recent student comments.
Michaelian's co-edited book published by Routledge. [READ MORE]
Dr Kourken Michaelian wins $300k Marsden Grant. [READ MORE]
Associate Professor James Maclaurin appointed to the Otago Innovation Advisory Committee. [READ MORE]
PHIL 234 offered in summer 2017. [READ MORE]
Congratulations to our 2015 student prize winners! [READ MORE]