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Philosophy A Level at Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College

Course description

PHILSOPHY asks the most fundamental and deepest questions about ourselves, the human condition, our relationships with each other and the world. It asks questions such as: What am I? How am I connected to the world? What exists? How should I treat others? What is morality? What is truth? Philosophy can be described as deep thinking and love of ideas and knowledge. It’s also the study of how to construct logical and sound arguments. Philosophy is one of the oldest disciplines and has engaged some of the greatest thinkers since the beginning of time. Philosophy is less of a subject but more of a way of thinking - a way of questioning.

Philosophy is an excellent subject to study alongside humanities, arts and sciences. An ability to think clearly is essential as is the ability to write clearly and fluently. You should enjoy thinking, arguing and debating new ideas. You should also be someone open to new ways of thinking. You must be able to engage with big ideas and deep debates and be prepared to read philosophical texts. It will be assumed for the purpose of teaching that most students undertaking the course will have no previous experience in the subject.

Course content

In AS there are 2 units:

  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Religion

In A2 there are 2 units:

  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Mind

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2016
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