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The award
BA

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

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How you will study
full-time

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About Philosophy at University of Exeter

This course allows you to study philosophy in depth, in its many different facets. You will have the opportunity to discuss long-standing questions about the nature of knowledge (how do we know what we know?), science (does science provide us with a special kind of knowledge?), reality (does the world out there really exist?), ethics (how should we act?), art and beauty (who decides what counts as beautiful?), the mind-body relationship (how can the brain produce the mind?), the meaning of life (why is there something rather than nothing?), and more. From the beginning you will be encouraged to develop your own views on all these topics, and to assess other philosophers’ take on them. Studying philosophy will teach you to think rigorously, to defend your views in a clear and consistent way, to understand the why and what-for of different points of view, and ultimately to develop a sharp, analytical and open mind.

The core modules in Years 1 and 2 of the programme are aimed to develop the skills of philosophical inquiry and analysis, leading to your choice of optional modules in Years 2 and 3, and dissertation topic in Year 3.

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