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Dual learning methodologies combine online one-to-one tuition, the study of English with Philosophy, and the acquisition of knowledge related to your professional, academic, or social activities. This will provide you with a learning experience similar to undergraduate work at the University of Oxford and ability to speak and write with assured authority.

A study assignment includes prescribed online reading and video lectures, specific guidelines drawn up by your tutor, and a 1-hour session of online one-to-one tuition during which your tutor will assess your written work for use of English and content, and test your knowledge of the subject.

Philosophy is often regarded as an obscure subject of study, on the grounds that it does not provide vocational training; however, commercial, industrial, and professional managers now understand that philosophers can bring logical reasoning and analytical rigour to their strategies and tactics.

These skills are invaluable for general problem-solving, conceptualisation, planning, realisation, teamwork, decision-making, and communication, and they are sought after by employers in manufacturing, marketing, advertising, film and television production, journalism, IT, the professions, education, and government departments.

To do philosophy is to scrutinise and test the fundamental beliefs and opinions we hold about ourselves, our society, and our world. Can we really know anything? Why does anything exist and what is it for? Do we have free will? What is the relationship between our mind and our body? How do we acquire moral values? Is every human ultimately selfish? What kind of leaders do we need? What does the future hold for mankind?

Our Fee-based English with Philosophy courses are essentially voyages of discovery that open the mind to alternative ways of looking at the world. At present, we offer seven courses: Plato's Republic, in translation; Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, in translation; History of Philosophy from Descartes to Kant; Philosophy of Religion; Epistemology and Metaphysics (Knowledge and Reality); Theory of Politics; Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus in translation.

You may view these short videos that explain what philosophy is about and why people study and engage in it today:

We have students in the U.S.A. and Canada, South America, the U.K., the EU, the Middle East, Africa, Russia, China, Southeast Asia, India, and the rest of the world.

Dual methodologies and online one-to-one tuition that adapts to your needs to provide you with a learning experience similar to study at the University of Oxford

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