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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 Online Programmes Philosophy & Ethics

M.A. Philosophy

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

United Kingdom
Postgrad.Cert. Philosophy and Ethics

Explore questions of human existence and knowledge, truth, ethics, and the nature and meaning of life through some of history’s greatest thinkers. Through this liberal arts graduate certificate in Philosophy and Ethics from Harvard University, you will challenge your own point of view and gain a deeper understanding of philosophy and ethics through relevant works in the arts, sciences, and culture across historical eras.

United States
M.A. Applied and Professional Ethics

This online Applied and Professional Ethics degree from University of Leeds will allow you to develop the knowledge and skills to handle ethical issues as they arise in the workplace.It’s specially designed to help people in business, the public sector, the professions, the third sector and walks of life to explore different approaches to ethical problems.

United Kingdom
Short Course Options in Philosophy

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Philosophy, such as "Introduction to Philosophy", "Deductive Logic" and "Facing Evil in the Modern World".

United States