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Philosophy AS/A Level at The College of Richard Collyer

Course description

There are two main reasons people study philosophy. The first is simple curiosity. If the following questions, covered on the course, capture your interest then the subject could be for you:- How should we live our lives? Are we all just plugged into the Matrix? Could you have been born a cockroach? Are mind and body distinct? Are people ever really free? Is there a God? Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Why should we obey the law? Is capital punishment immoral? Do trees have rights? How can moral disagreements be rationally settled? What is truth? The second main reason people study philosophy is that many of the skills and abilities that are learned in philosophy are transferable, not just to other academic disciplines, but to other endeavours as well. This is partly because philosophy touches on so many other subjects, and partly because its methods are widely applicable to other areas of intellectual accomplishment. Communication skills, critical reasoning skills, and general problem-solving skills are all enhanced by work in philosophy. In addition, philosophy helps students develop sound methods of research and analysis.

Entry requirements

C in English Language

How to apply

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Last updated date: 20 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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