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Basic Philosophy Course

Basic Philosophy

Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Basic Philosophy to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

We all philosophise whenever we attempt to handle abstract ideas, and it matters considerably whether we do it well or badly.  The object of this course is to introduce you to the activity of philosophizing, and to dispel the myth that philosophy is a remote and abstruse subject which can only profitably be studied by the brilliant few.


  • Lesson One
    • A Philosophical Outlook
      • What is Philosophy?
      • History
      • Modern Philosophy
      • Philosophising
  • Lesson Two
    • Dealing with Language
      • ‘Bewitchment’
  • Lesson Three
    • Regarding Concepts
      • Loyalty
  • Lesson Four
    • Asking the Right Questions
      • The ‘Wrong’ Questions
      • Erroneous Assumptions
  • Lesson Five
    • Appearance and Reality
      • Knowledge
  • Lesson Six
    • Determinism and Free Will

No practical training is required to complete this course.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 8 monthly instalments of £25
  • or
  • Pay the total course fee of £270 £250 in one sum and also receive a special gift from our selection – free

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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