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Philosophy is the oldest of all academic subjects and every discipline has a philosophical aspect to it. Discursive argument, analytical skills and the evaluation of evidence all originated in philosophical thought. This course will provide you with a thorough grounding in key philosophical concepts, themes, texts and techniques. Students will develop a range of transferable skills which can be applied far beyond the study of Philosophy.
Standard entry requirements plus grade 5 in GCSE English Language and grade 4 in Maths.
£35 for textbooks and Conference visit plus optional field trips.
You may be required to complete an activity before you start in order to help introduce you to the subject. Check back in the summer term for more details.
In the first year you will concentrate on a number of key philosophical questions intended to provide students with a broad introduction to Philosophy. For instance: Who am I? What can I know? Is belief in God a reasonable hypothesis? What is beauty? Is science true?
In year two you will specialise further, focusing on questions about the mind and moral theory: What is consciousness? Can machines think? Are zombies real? Are there such things as natural rights? What is the difference between law and morality? Is a just war possible? How does crime justify punishment? There are opportunities to join study trips to Athens or Berlin, Rome and Sicily.
You are also encouraged to supplement your programme with the Extended Project.
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Philosophy complements and enhances the study of all the arts and sciences and every subject has a philosophical aspect to it. As such, this
course provides a strong grounding for those wishing to pursue a wide
range of subject areas at degree level.
Last year students went on to various destinations including university places at Royal Holloway, Exeter, Cardiff, Sussex, Brighton, Wales Trinity, Kent, Keele, Sheffield, Goldsmiths and Hertfordshire.
Alternatively, students may consider direct entry into employment.
Students may consider direct entry into employment.
Philosophy complements and enhances the study of all the arts and sciences and every subject has a philosophical aspect to it. As such, this course provides a strong grounding for those wishing to pursue a wide range of subject areas at degree level.
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I came to The Henley College from E-ACT Burnham Park Academy. I chose this course because I wanted to do something new and interesting as well as challenging. I enjoyed all aspects of philosophy especially trying to understand the world and about exploring different points of view on the same topic.
I am not planning on studying philosophy at university, but I know that philosophy will take me anywhere I choose to go, given the nature of the subject.