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Philosophy

Explore the big questions as part of our supportive and enthusiastic community of philosophers. Choose topics that match your interests, and learn about new perspectives, critical thought, and methods of reasoning.

What is the nature of reality? Are our minds separate from our bodies? Does virtue require moral knowledge? Studying a philosophy degree course will equip you with the techniques and tools to creatively answer the biggest abstract questions of our time. You'll develop a disciplined approach to thinking, learn how to dissect arguments, and find out how to form your own. You'll also study some of the greatest philosophers throughout history, including Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein. We teach in small groups, giving you access to individual support to guide your learning.

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Focus your studies on philosophy, or combine it with another interest by choosing a joint honours degree.

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My research interests include epistemology, philosophy of religion, and the works of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Søren Kierkegaard.
Professor of Philosophy
I have published on a range of topics in epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and ethics, with much of my work shaped by my studies of Wittgenstein and Heidegger.
Head of Department
My current research concerns the nature and epistemological role of perception – both natural and artificial. I teach subjects including the philosophies of science, mind and psychology, and early modern philosophy.
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