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1297.0 - Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC), 1998  
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Classification Structure - Division 440000 - Philosophy and Religion


DisciplineSubject
      Description

440100
      Philosophy
440101
      Aesthetics
440102
      Epistemology
440103
      Ethical Theory
440104
      Applied Ethics (incl. Bioethics and Environmental Ethics)
440105
      History of Philosophy and History of Ideas
440106
      Logic
440107
      Metaphysics
440108
      Philosophy of Language
440109
      Philosophy of Mind (excl. Cognition)
440110
      Social Philosophy
440111
      Phenomenology
440112
      Hermeneutic Theory
440113
      Comparative Philosophy
440114
      Philosophy of Action
440115
      Philosophy of Specific Cultures (e.g. Ancient Greek, Chinese)
440199
      Philosophy not elsewhere classified
440200
      Religion and Religious Traditions
440201
      Hindu Studies
440202
      Buddhist Studies
440203
      Jewish Studies
440204
      Christian Theology (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
440205
      Islamic Studies
440206
      Studies in Other Religious Traditions
440207
      Religion and Society
440208
      Psychology of Religion
440209
      Philosophy of Religion
440299
      Religion and Religious Traditions not elsewhere classified
449900
      Other Philosophy and Religion
449999
      Other Philosophy and Religion


Definitions

Division 440000 covers Philosophy and Religion. This division has three disciplines:

    440100 - Philosophy
    440200 - Religion and Religious Traditions
    449900 - Other Philosophy and Religion

Discipline 440100 - Philosophy

This discipline covers philosophy. This discipline has sixteen subjects:

    440101 - Aesthetics
    440102 - Epistemology
    440103 - Ethical Theory
    440104 - Applied Ethics (incl. Bioethics and Environmental Ethics)
    440105 - History of Philosophy and History of Ideas
    440106 - Logic
    440107 - Metaphysics
    440108 - Philosophy of Language
    440109 - Philosophy of Mind (excl. Cognition)
    440110 - Social Philosophy
    440111 - Phenomenology
    440112 - Hermeneutic Theory
    440113 - Comparative Philosophy
    440114 - Philosophy of Action
    440115 - Philosophy of Specific Cultures (e.g. Ancient Greek, Chinese)
    440199 - Philosophy not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      (a) Mathematical logic is included in Discipline 230100 Mathematics;

      (b) human bioethics is included in Discipline 321200 Public Health and Health Services;

      (c) political philosophy is included in Discipline 360100 Political Science;

      (d) the philosophy of cognition is included in Discipline 380300 Cognitive Science;

      (e) the philosophy of science and medicine is included in Discipline 390600 History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine;

      (f) the philosophy of law and justice is included in Discipline 399900 Other Law, Justice and Law Enforcement; and

      (g) the philosophy of religion is included in Discipline 440200 Religion and Religious Traditions.

Discipline 440200 - Religion and Religious Traditions

This discipline covers the study of religion. It includes theology, comparative religion and the philosophy of religion. This discipline has ten subjects:

    440201 - Hindu Studies
    440202 - Buddhist Studies
    440203 - Jewish Studies
    440204 - Christian Theology (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    440205 - Islamic Studies
    440206 - Studies in Other Religious Traditions
    440207 - Religion and Society
    440208 - Psychology of Religion
    440209 - Philosophy of Religion
    440299 - Religion and Religious Traditions not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      (a) Language studies are included in Discipline 420100 Language Studies; and

      (b) folklore, myth and mythologies are included in Discipline 420200 Literature Studies.

Discipline 449900 - Other Philosophy and Religion

This discipline covers philosophy and religion not elsewhere classified. It has the one subject

    449999 - Other Philosophy and Religion.





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