Tuesday, 25 July 2017

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES

B.A. Degree Programme in Philosophy

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES

PHILOSOPHY

The general aim of the programme is to enable students to develop an awareness of those fundamental questions relating to the nature of the world and place of human beings within it, and, at the same time, equip them with the tools of critical and conceptual thinking that will enhance their ability to think reflectively about those fundamental questions. Philosophy is needed anywhere human beings are faced with fundamental questions of life and how it should be lived.

OBJECTIVES

In the. pursuit of the philosophy stated above, the objectives of the philosophy programme include the following:

(i) to develop in students a familiarity with ideas and the role that ideas play in human life;

(ii) to promote a good understanding of the nature of ethical principles and how they can be applied to human problems;

(iii) to develop the capacity for straight thinking and coherent articulation of ideas;

(iv) to enhance the capacity for good judgement and decision-making;

(v) to produce broad-minded graduates who will be able to apply their reflective and critical skills to issues of existence, knowledge and morality which human beings confront in various areas of human endeavour.