Masters in Humanities

Philosophy & Ethics


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Philosophy and ethics aims to look into the human problems related to existence, knowledge and moral values that govern a person's behaviour. These problems are considered based on rational argumentation using systematic approaches. Philosophy strives to acquire knowledge by rational means about the issues that are difficult for empirical investigations. This study field has three main sub-fields: natural philosophy, moral philosophy and metaphysical philosophy.

Philosophy degrees cover many other branches including epistemology, logic, metaphysics, aesthetics, and philosophy of language, philosophy of law, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of science.

Ethics is the part of philosophy that analyses fundamental values and systems of moral principles that define good human conduct. The discipline is usually divided into: applied ethics (how people should behave), normative ethics (what moral principles should be used) and meta-ethics (studying the nature of moral facts). Ethics touches real-word contexts and is involved in the right conduct of many professional activities such as medical ethics, environmental ethics and business ethics.

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Suggested Masters in Philosophy & Ethics

M.A. Consciousness and Embodiment

The Master of Arts in Consciousness and Embodiment at the University College Dublin teaches students to develop an overview of the human well-being, combining philosophical analytics and phenomenology with the empirical studies of body and mind. This Master’s programme covers fields such as philosophy of the mind, cognitive sciences, embodiment phenomenology and other.

M.A. Philosophy

Studying the MA in Philosophy will hone your ability to think clearly, reason logically, and develop your essay writing, research and analytical skills. This Philosophy programme is offered by The Open University UK.

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