School of History, Art History and Philosophy

Philosophy

  • “The unexamined life is not worth living”

  • “Let no one ignorant of geometry come under my roof”

  • “All men by nature desire to know”

  • “I think therefore I am”

  • “Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions”

  • “A beginning of the world is a necessary condition of its existence”

  • “There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking it-self is dangerous”

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  • “Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of our language”

  • “All essential questioning in philosophy necessarily remains untimely”

The Philosophy Department at Sussex has a long tradition of examining and engaging with radical ideas, from a variety of philosophical traditions and perspectives. In a supportive environment, students intensively engage with important thinkers and big theories, ancient and modern, challenging received dogma and coming to their own considered views. In the process, they learn how to think and write more clearly and independently. As well as a Single Honours Philosophy degree, we offer a select number of joint Philosophy degrees in complementary subjects.

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The Philosophy Department at Sussex has a long tradition of examining and engaging with radical ideas, from a variety of philosophical traditions and perspectives. In a supportive environment, students intensively engage with important thinkers and big theories, ancient and modern, challenging received dogma and coming to their own considered views. In the process, they learn how to think and write more clearly and independently. As well as a Single Honours Philosophy degree, we offer a select number of joint Philosophy degrees in complementary subjects.

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    Brighton and Sussex Universities Food Network Symposium: The Diversity of Food Research

  • 18 February 2015

    Discover Postgraduate Study: information session

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  • 17 December 2014

    In memoriam - Dr John Gurney

  • 17 November 2014

    Sussex Research funds three new Kick Start Networks

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