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If you're interested in exploring views, ideas, theories, practices and behaviours, BA (Hons) Philosophy is the course for you. Socrates, one of the most famous philosophers of all times, said "I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think". This is a core strength of philosophical studies; in developing your ability to think well, you will be able to spot errors in reasoning, analyse complex issues and arguments, build a strong case, and make a point with clarity and precision.
Philosophy seeks to understand, and particularly to question, ideas concerning the nature of reality, value and experience that play a pervasive role in understanding the world and ourselves. The philosophy discipline focuses on problematic concepts, such as existence, reason and truth, which occur in every sphere of human enquiry, but more specifically on problematic concepts that belong to particular areas of thought and practice, such as politics, economics, religion, science and ethics.
3 Highers at BBC including 2 relevant subjects.
Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)
8 years or more
Humanities and Social Sciences