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Philosophy

Philosophy

What does it mean to be a human being? Explore philosophical questions such as the nature of existence, truth, time, free will, logic and beauty.

Ancient philosophy, contemporary thinking

Our unique curriculum spans the Continental European tradition - from Kant to Nietzsche, to Kierkegaard, Sartre, Camus, and Foucault.

Explore the history of Western thought and gain the tools you need in order to make sense of the present and the future.

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More about Philosophy at Newcastle University


Find your place in the world

Newcastle University offers an outstanding student experience and a world-class education for life. Our commitment to academic excellence is demonstrated through our position in global rankings. We have a world-class reputation for research excellence, and we were awarded a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.