What is Philosophy?
Philosophy is different from other academic disciplines in that it teaches you not what to think, but how to think.
Philosophy explores the big questions – Who are we? What is our place in the world? How should we live? What is reality? Philosophy approaches such questions through argument, but also through vision and imagination.
Philosophy concerns every aspect of our lives, practical as well as theoretical. Through its grounding in real social relations and human activities, it seeks to understand and address the whole spectrum of social, ethical, environmental and political issues of today. Through Philosophy we are able not only to understand life, but to shape it.
If your interests extend to life, the universe and everything, if you want to develop a rich set of life-enhancing skills and the power to influence positive change, then Philosophy is for you.
The rewards of a Philosophy degree are not just intellectual, but financial as well – Philosophy graduates are highly sought after by employers and have a very high employability rate. For further details, see Philosophy and Your Career.
Want to know why you should study with us? See Why study Philosophy at Trinity Saint David?
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