Philosophy is the rational, critical inquiry into fundamental questions of human existence. It involves examining the nature of knowledge, reality, human existence, ethics and social and political structures.
For just about any area of human inquiry, such as mathematics, science, religion, law and art, there is a branch of philosophy devoted to the critical study of the fundamental assumptions of that area of inquiry.
For instance, in the philosophy of religion, the philosopher asks what religion is and what is the nature of religious experience. In the philosophy of science, the philosopher might ask what is the nature of science and how does it differ from other areas of intellectual inquiry.
The range of issues considered in philosophy is vast. Among the many questions considered by philosophers are: Is there a God? What is the nature and extent of human knowledge? What is the nature of human freedom and do human beings possess freedom of the will? What is the nature of justice, and what sorts of social and economic structures best serve the ideals of justice?
You might be interested in studying philosophy because you find such questions and the critical examination of their answers to be intrinsically interesting. But, the study of philosophy develops skills and habits of mind that also are of great practical value.
At Philosophy programme of Coe College, great emphasis is placed on the understanding of theories and their implications and on the critical examination of the arguments for and against competing theories. You will be expected to read and write about different theories and develop positions of your own. You will become a clear thinker and skilled arguer who understands the different views of others but is able to explain and defend your own views — you will exhibit these skills in class discussions and in your writing. Well-developed reading, writing and speaking skills are valued commodities in our society. As such, philosophy helps prepare you for success in life after college.
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- Medieval Philosophy
- Early Modern Philosophy
- Bio-medical Ethics
- Ancient Greek Philosophy
- Philosophy of Science
- Environmental Ethics
- Political Philosophy
- Seminar in Ethics
- 48 months
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics View 885 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Completed Coe College Application or Common Application
- Official results of the SAT or ACT*
- Official high school transcript**
- Admission recommendation (optional for students who meet Coe's minimum academic standards)
- Personal essay (optional for students who meet Coe's minimum academic standards)
International46870 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 46870 USD per year during 48 months.
National46870 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 46870 USD per year during 48 months.
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