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Philosophy A Level at Hutton Church of England Grammar School

Course description

The word “philosophy” comes from two Greek words, phileo (love) and sophia (wisdom), and literally means a love of wisdom. For the ancient Greeks, the philosopher was regarded as one who loved wisdom for its own sake. Throughout the history of philosophy philosophers have been concerned with questions about ‘the good’, the meaning of our existence, the nature of human knowledge and what is real, amongst other things. We aim to introduce students to the key methods and concepts in philosophy through the study of four broad themes: Epistemology; Philosophy of Religion; Ethics; and Philosophy of Mind. Students will also develop and refine a range of transferable skills, such as the ability to ask penetrating questions, to analyse and evaluate the arguments of others and to present their own arguments clearly and logically.

Future opportunities

The study of Philosophy gives students a number of transferable skills which are useful in degree level study and in a variety of professions. Students aspiring to careers in politics or law will benefit from learning how to present arguments clearly and logically. Philosophy also gives students an appreciation and understanding of alternative points of view and is therefore very useful for careers in public services, social work or education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hutton Church of England Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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