Current Students

Philosophy pays careful attention to its own long history, spanning more than 2,500 years. These early investigations are the focus of the Department’s courses on Ancient, Early Modern, Late Modern and 20th-Century philosophers and philosophical movements.

There are numerous branches within the study of Philosophy, touching virtually every topic—from questions about God’s existence, through to aesthetic principles, to the concepts of space and time.

Justice and Goodness
Investigates questions about right and wrong, or good and evil, such as Biomedical Ethics or Environmental Philosophy.

Truth and Reality
Looks at truth and reality through areas such as Logic, Metaphysics, Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science.

Social Philosophical Concerns
Delves into fundamental social philosophical issues addressed by Political Philosophy, Ethics and the history of Philosophy itself.

Scientific Philosophical Concerns
Focuses on the conditions under which enquiry produces genuine truth and accurate representations of objective reality.

Human Creativity and Artistic Expression
Evaluates concepts like beauty in disciplines such as Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art.