Philosophy

Philosophy will inspire you to open your mind and ask questions, teaching you to think rigorously, exploring ideas like the mind-body relationship, the meaning of life, the nature of knowledge, existence, science, reality, ethics, morality, art and beauty, and more. Philosophy is at the core of everything we think and do – it is an ancient and exciting discipline that is relevant to issues and experiences that we face today in our contemporary world.

Dates

7 x 3-hour sessions, including one field trip, to be held on weekdays between January and October, both in and out of term time.

 DayDateTimeLocation
Session 1 Wednesday 5th February 2020 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus, Exeter
Session 2 Wednesday 26th February 2020 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus, Exeter
Session 3 Wednesday 18th March 2020 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus, Exeter
Session 4 Friday 17th April 2020 TBC Streatham campus, Exeter
Session 5 TBC July 2020 TBC Streatham campus, Exeter
Session 6 TBC September 2020 TBC TBC
Session 7 TBC October 2020 TBC TBC

Activity Locations

All subject activity sessions will take place on the University of Exeter Streatham campus, with the exception of the field trip.

Meeting point: Please see timetable provided at the Exeter Scholars Student Conference

Subject Activity Strand Content

In this subject strand, you are invited to take an exciting intellectual journey into the philosophical world. The word 'philosophy' originates from Greek, meaning the 'love' (philo) of 'wisdom' (sophia). In many ways, Philosophy is at the core of everything we think and do; it is an ancient discipline that is relevant to issues and experiences that we face today in our contemporary world. The study of Philosophy encourages you to think critically, reason effectively, be reflective, and ask questions about the mind-body relationship, the meaning of life, the nature of knowledge, existence, science, reality, ethics, morality, art and beauty, and more.

Your sessions will comprise a mix of interactive activities run by researchers across departments and opportunities to interact with current students, in addition to meeting professionals in the field that have put their degrees into practice. Along the way, you will be supported by key members of staff that will offer guidance on applying to university and will be available to discuss any practical concerns you may have.

Philosophy will inspire you to open your mind, to ask questions and consider all of the possible answers, teaching you to think rigorously, debate and defend your views. Philosophy also enhances further transferable skills such as communication, critical reasoning and problem-solving techniques. So if you are eager to tackle discussions around what really matters in life, or reflect on human nature or the meaning of the universe, this is the course for you!

 

This subject activity strand has contributions from the following departments:

  • Department of Politics and International Relations
  • Department of Sociology, Philosophy, and Anthropology

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this subject activity strand. 

Pass Criteria

A minimum of 6 out of the 7 subject activity sessions must be attended, in addition to the Exeter Scholars Student Conference.