Modern Philosophy

Level: Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Modern 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
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

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.

Course overview

We live in a world where we can no longer escape from each other’s influences. Most modern societies have lost their understanding of the real needs of people, and humans relate to each other with mutual suspicion.  This course explores the fundamental and universal validity of man, leading you to understand your true identity potential, with mankind as a community in the truest sense of the word.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
    • The Individual and Society
      • What is Man?
  • Lesson Two
    • Man’s Purpose and Meaning
      • The Species is the Community of Mankind as a Whole
  • Lesson Three
    • Individualism
      • The Root of Man’s Identity as a Species
      • Consciousness
      • The Meaning of ‘Person’
      • Consciousness and Relationships
  • Lesson Four
    • Communal Consciousness
      • Individuality
      • The Difference between Person and Individual
      • Man’s Paradox
  • Lesson Five
    • The Structures of Human Society
      • The Nature of Structures
      • Person and Structure
      • Validity and Legitimacy of Structures
  • Lesson Six
    • The Structures of Human Society (Continued)
    • Classifying the Structures
      • The ‘Institution’
      • The ‘Establishment’
      • The ‘Movement’
  • Lesson Seven
    • Communal Expansion of Personal Consciousness
      • Person, Community and Structure
      • The Family as the Elemental Group-Structure
      • Personalisation of Structures
  • Lesson Eight
    • Interpersonal Relationships
      • What is Morality?
      • Morality is Conditional
      • The Nature and Origin of Moral Duty

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.