Philosophy and Ethics at Old Swinford Hospital
The course explores the impact of philosophy and philosophical questioning of religious issues more deeply, looking at arguments for the existence of God, the problem of evil and suffering and psychological and sociological challenges to religious belief.
G571 Philosophy of Religion:
Ancient Greek influences on philosophy of religion:
Judaeo-Christian influences on philosophy of religion:
Traditional arguments for the existence of God:
Challenges to religious Belief;
G572 : Ethics:
Ethical Theories :
Natural Moral Law:
Kant and ‘Duty’ :
The Categorical Imperative:
Utilitarianism : Bentham and Mill:
Applied Ethics :
Abortion; Euthanasia; The ‘Right to Life’ : Genetic Engineering; a ‘Just War’ ?
G581: Philosophy of Religion
• Religious language
• Experience and religion
• Nature of God
• Life and death
• Free will and determinism
• Virtue ethics
• Applied ethics topics: Ethical language; Free will and determinism; Conscience; Virtue ethics; Environmental and business ethics; Sexual ethics.
Many universities and employers look to this subject with favour as it shows an ability to work as a team or individually, as well as provide your own often innovative thinking. The course enables you to deal with abstractions, work to deadlines, make informed and studied answers to difficult questions. You are also empowered to deduce, discuss, communicate and evaluate. The ethical section to the course is also good for areas such as Medicine and Law. Management consultancy, civil service, journalism, teaching, social services and counselling, the ministry are all possible career choices.
Cambridge, Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham and Durham are just a few of the universities which previous students have entered following their study of this subject.
Above all, you will be given the opportunity to look inside yourself, to look deep within to find how you respond to these thinkers, and begin to look at the world with new eyes and new understanding. You will probably never look at the world in the same way again after studying this course!
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Old Swinford Hospital directly.