As part of your degree at UCD Philosophy you will study a range of thinkers and topics from contemporary American philosophers working on what it means for something to be ‘scientific’ to ancient Greek philosophers asking what is justice? In your first year the emphasis is on providing you with both an understanding of how to ‘do’ philosophy and providing you with an overview of the history of ideas. Modules in this year include ‘Introduction to Ethics’, ‘Critical Thinking’ and ‘Existentialism and Humanism’, amongst others.
As you progress through your degree you gain more and more choice to follow the path that your own philosophical interests take you from the phenomenology and hermeneutics of twentieth century European thought, to the nature of art and politics, to the philosophy of mind and the study of consciousness itself.
Click (opens in a new window)here for a full list of undergraduate philosophy modules.