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Philosophy and Theology A Level at Tiffin School

Course description

The Tiffin Philosophy and Theology A Level is taught as a survey course covering the history of Western metaphysics, epistemology and ethics from the Presocratics to the Postmoderns. In addition to assisting you “know thyself”, philosophy enables you to critically examine the presuppositions of your other subjects. It also provides you with a framework to integrate the humanities, arts and natural and social sciences into a
unified whole. Political philosophy, philosophy of science, anthropology, theology, psychology and the philosophy of mind are some of the main themes of the course. In
Year 12 we study foundational scholars from antiquity, medieval and early modern periods such as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Hume and Kant.
In Year 13 we study more advanced topics with reference to 20th and 21st century Analytic and Continental philosophers, thinkers and movements including Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Logical Positivism, Pragmatism, Psychoanalysis, Existentialism and Postliberalism. In order to assist the UCAS process, students use departmentally developed booklets (designed especially for Oxbridge applicants) and attend seminars at Russell Group universities. We also intend to visit notable centres of philosophical, theological and cultural interest (e.g., Vienna, Edinburgh, London and
Rome). Thirteen Tiffin students achieved an A* in the subject in 2016 with many of these going on to study philosophy, politics and economics in PPE courses or as
standalone subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tiffin School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2017
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