School of History, Art History and 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”

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

  • “All essential questioning in philosophy necessarily remains untimely”

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Message from the Head of Philosophy

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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