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Philosophy with Creative Writing BA (Hons)

The central aim of the Philosophy major is to bring clarity and rigour to students’ thinking and to advance their understanding of, and ability to engage with, central questions, arguments, theories, and texts concerning the world and our place within it.

Courses

In each year of your undergraduate programme, you will study the equivalent of four, 30-credit, courses for your honours degree, plus three non-credit bearing courses for your NCH Diploma.

In your first year

Ethics

30 Credits

Study and discuss the works of Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant and Mill… Read More

Early Modern Philosophy

30 Credits

An introduction to European philosophy in the 17th and 18th centuries.… Read More

Logic: Formal & Philosophical

30 Credits

This course introduces students to the language and tools of classical elementary log… Read More

The Writer’s Craft

30 Credits

An introduction to the underlying concepts and principles of the creative writing… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Critical Reasoning

0 Credits

Studied in Michaelmas term, introduces students to formal and informal logic… Read More

LAUNCH: Introductory Capabilities

0 Credits

LAUNCH provides students with an understanding of the world of work… Read More

In your second year

Epistemology & Philosophy of Science

30 Credits

This course investigates questions about knowledge and the justification of beliefs… Read More

Ancient Philosophy

30 Credits

The Ancient Philosophy course surveys ancient Greek philosophy from the pre-Socratics… Read More

Metaphysics – NCH

30 Credits

This course investigates the fundamental nature of reality, beginning with ontology… Read More

The Writer’s Voice: Influence & Innovation

30 Credits

Foregrounds two related aspects of central importance to the creative writing process… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Science Literacy

0 Credits

Physics, Cosmology, Evolutionary Biology and Neuroscience literacy… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

Advanced Capabilities course runs over students’ final two years at the College… Read More

In your third year

Two courses from:

Advanced Ethics

30 Credits

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Aesthetics

30 Credits

The aesthetic experience and aesthetic objects, their nature and their value… Read More

Kant & Post-Kantian Philosophy

30 Credits

In this course we study Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason and works of major thinkers.… Read More

Political Philosophy

30 Credits

Study themes of huge interest: authority, liberty, democracy, justice, & the market… Read More

Philosophy of Mind & Language

30 Credits

Foundational concepts, problems, & theories in the philosophy of mind and language… Read More

Plus:

Dissertation (Philosophy)

30 Credits

In the final year, each major student writes a 7,000-word philosophy dissertation… Read More

Final Year Project & Publishing Horizons

30 Credits

Undertaking of a single, sustained, self-directed creative writing project… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Applied Ethics

0 Credits

A series of lectures on major ethical challenges and alternative responses… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

Advanced Capabilities course runs over students’ final two years at the College… Read More

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