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Philosophy at Isleworth & Syon School for Boys

Course description

The unexamined life is not worth living' The above quote by the Greek philosopher Socrates sums up what philosophy is all about. The subject tries to examine solutions to life's most important questions: Does God exist? ;Do I experience the world as it really is? ;Is there anything of which I can be certain? ;What is the best way for me to live? ;Am I free? ;What is the purpose of life? Studying philosophy is an attempt to challenge (or strengthen) our existing ideas on such questions by making us more aware of deeper concepts and perspectives. Philosophy is both an intellectually challenging and enjoyable subject to study. It also teaches you the ability to analyse information, think creatively and criticise concepts, tools which are highly regarded by employers and universities. A recent Times poll revealed that the business world favours philosophy students above all others. Philosophy is also an academic subject and may be particularly useful for those wishing to pursue degrees in journalism, politics, history, English, law, psychology and, of course, philosophy itself. Perhaps more than this however, philosophy allows you to look at the world from an entirely new perspective every time you leave the class.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isleworth & Syon School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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