Philosophy

Howard College

 Prof D Spurrett

Pietermaritzburg

Dr Jacek Brzozowski

About Philosophy

Philosophy means the love of wisdom. Students of Philosophy explore ideas about our world and ourselves, examining them systematically and critically, in order to work out what we should believe. Philosophy gives you the opportunity to carefully question, think about, write about, and discuss fundamental aspects of your existence. At the same time it fosters essential skills in analysing, constructing and evaluating arguments, critical reading, problem solving, and independent thinking.

Core modules are indicated in bold

Structure of the Major

1st year (32C)
  • PHIL110 Introduction to Philosophy A
  • PHIL120 Introduction to Philosophy B
2nd year (32C)
  • PHIL210 Being and Knowing
  • PHIL220 Thinking and Doing
3rd year (64C)
  • PHIL310 Study of a Central Philosophical Problem
  • PHIL320 Metaphysics (Pietermaritzburg campus only)
  • PHIL330 Issues in Ethical Theory (Howard College campus only)
  • PHIL340 African Philosophy (Pietermaritzburg campus only)
  • PHIL350 Philosophy and Society
  • PHIL360 History of Philosophy (Howard College campus only)
Degree Level: Undergraduate
Campus: Howard College & Pietermaritzburg Campus