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Welcome to Philosophy at the University of Otago

To think and to be fully alive are the same. – Hannah Arendt

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WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY DEGREE IN PHILOSOPHY?

Not sure what options your degree may lead to?
It is never too early to start planning your career. There are a lot of factors to take into consideration and planning to put in to give yourself the best opportunities.
This workshop will give you:
- Tips on how to find out about career options with your major
- Ideas on how to enhance your CV through activities that complement your major while improving your range of competencies
- Opportunity to articulate your own strengths and how these match the type of skills employers are looking for
- Pointers on which areas you may need to develop further and how to design a plan of action.

Venue:   Commerce 2.20
Date and time: Wednesday 22 April, 1 – 2.30 pm

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SUCCESS FOR RECENT PHD STUDENTS

The Department is delighted to announce that Hannah Clark-Younger, one of our recent PhD students, has had a paper published in the leading philosophy journal Thought: A Journal of Philosophy. (Thought won the 2015 PROSE award – organised by the Association of American Publishers – for the best new Humanities and Social Sciences journal of the year). Hannah’s paper is entitled “Imperatives and the More Generalised Tarski Thesis” and is available here.

We are also delighted to announce that another of our recent PhD students, Kirsten Walsh, has a paper “Caricatures, Myths and White Lies”, co-authored with Adrian Currie, forthcoming in Metaphilosophy 46 (3).

 

DR. KOURKEN MICHAELIAN JOINS THE DEPARTMENT

The Department is delighted to announce that Dr. Kourken (Kirk) Michaelian will be joining us as a lecturer in February 2015. Kirk is currently Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Bilkent University, Ankara, and is a specialist in philosophy of mind, cognitive science and epistemology. Kirk has published articles in many leading journals, including Synthese, Mind and Language, Erkenntnis, and British Journal for the History of Philosophy. 

 

 

COURSE ADVISORY 2015
If you are a philosophy student (or are thinking of becoming a philosophy student), course advice for the 2015 academic year is available from the Department of Philosophy Advisor of Studies, Associate Professor Andrew Moore. To fix up an appointment with Andrew please email him here.

Details of Philosophy papers can be found here.

Alternatively, course advice is available from the Division of Humanities: please contact either Christine Colbert or Carol Forbes.

 

Andrew Moore

 

Past Departmental news: here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PROFILES

Some of the women who majored in Philosophy at Otago....

 


Katja Ackerley
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Pamela Tate
Justice, Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia

 

Holly Lawford Smith
Lecturer, Philosophy, University of Sheffield

 


Rebekah Riley
Deputy Permanent Representative OECD, NZ Embassy, Paris

 


Cei Maslen
Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington

 


Samantha Jukes
Producer/Head of Facilities, Envy Studios, Auckland

 

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Elizabeth Fenton
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Boston

 

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PHILOSOPHY CLUB

Students are invited to come along to the Philosophy Club. Schedule: http://www.otago.ac.nz/philosophy/social.html

 

UNDERGRADUATE PRIZES IN PHILOSOPHY

The Department annually honours distinguished students in Philosophy with prizes that are, largely, the result of bequests. An inventory of these prizes and previous prizewinners is available here.