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PhD Scholarship Opportunity (Monash University, Australia and The University of Warwick, UK) Reinventing Philosophy as a Way of Life
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Faculty of Arts Faculty of Social Sciences Monash University Warwick University
Departments Philosophy Program (School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash) Department of Philosophy, Warwick
Location Caulfield or Clayton campus Warwickshire campus
Supervisors Dr. Michael Ure (Monash) Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson (Warwick)
Remuneration Approximately $25,392 per annum full time rate (tax free stipend) for 3 years

The Opportunity

We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated student to participate in the Australian Research Council funded Discovery Project ‘Reinventing Philosophy as a Way of Life’ DP140101981.

This project investigates the impact of classical and Hellenistic models of philosophy on early modern and modern European philosophy. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out independent research that complements this larger project in some way. Ideally, research proposals will focus on early modern or modern French philosophy’s reception and transformation of the classical and Hellenistic model of philosophy as a way of life (e.g. Montaigne to Foucault), but other topics that complement the project will also be considered. The candidate will also assist the principal researchers with English translations of Jean-Marie Guyau’s books. S/he will be located at two of the world’s leading philosophy departments. Monash University’s Philosophy department recently ranked in the top 30 philosophy departments worldwide (QS world university rankings by subject). The University of Warwick’s Philosophy Department is renowned for its research in modern European philosophy.

Candidate Requirements

The successful applicant must have (a) the equivalent of an Australian first class honours degree in philosophy (or cognate discipline); and (b) French language skills. The scholarship is open to Australian, UK and non-Australian students. Details of eligibility requirements to undertake a Monash PhD are available at:

To undertake a joint Monash-Warwick PhD applicants must also meet additional eligibility requirements. Details of these requirements are available at:

Prospective international applicants should note that the scholarship does not cover foreign-student tuition fees. Candidates will be required to meet Monash entry requirements which include English-language skills.


We offer a scholarship to the value of $25,392 per annum full-time rate (tax-free stipend)


For more details about the project please contact:

Dr Michael Ure School of Social Sciences Monash University VIC 3800 Australia

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

Please email the following to Dr Michael Ure and Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson by email: and

  • full academic record and curriculum vitae
  • a brief statement on (i) why this project is suited to your background and interests, and (ii) your proposed research topic
  • contact details of two academic referees
  • indication of when you would be available to take up scholarship.

Closing date

Monday 15 September, 2014

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