Combining the study of English with Philosophy to acquire knowledge related to your professional, academic, or social activities will sharpen your competitive advantage.
Apply now and take the opportunity to complete a free online English with Philosophy Placement Test and arrange a talk with a tutor to receive feedback, grading, and best advice.
Tutorial assignments combine free prescribed reading materials and AV lectures with private online tuition for a learning experience similar to study at the University of Oxford.
You will choose an assignment from a list of topics and receive relevant reading materials, AV Lectures, and customised guidelines drawn up by your private tutor.
A study assignment requires close attention to the prescribed reading and AV lectures, and a written essay to demonstrate use of English and grasp of the subject matter.
During a one-hour tutorial, your tutor will assess your essay for use of English and philosophical content, and exchange ideas with you on the issues examined in your essay.
Philosophy is relevant to the workplace in areas where critical reasoning and analytical rigour can provide balance to trouble-shooting, project management, and teamwork.
These skills are valued in manufacturing, marketing, advertising, media production, journalism, IT, the professions, education, sport, and government administration.
Philosophy scrutinises beliefs and opinions we hold about ourselves, our society, and the world, to seek answers concerning the limits to knowledge, the purpose of things, our exercise of free will, our choice of moral values, the possibility of democratic government, our duty to posterity, whether we are ultimately selfish, and how mind and body interact.
Courses in philosophy are voyages of discovery that will open your mind to new ways of looking at the world. At present, we offer seven subjects which may be combined:
Plato's Republic; Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics; History of Philosophy from Descartes to Kant; Philosophy of Religion; Epistemology and Metaphysics (Knowledge and Reality); Theory of Politics; Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Other courses will be considered on request.