Whether your academic journey has just begun, or you are looking to supplement your current studies, philosophy is a well respected discipline to pursue. You can find many opportunities for philosophy scholarships, summer schools, and conferences here on ARMACAD.
Why Study Philosophy?
Philosophy is the study and exploration of fundamental questions concerning life, the nature of the universe, the mind, and morality. Many of today’s academic disciplines were once subjects in academic philosophy before becoming separate studies of their own. For example, much of modern science, such as chemistry and physics, had its roots in what was once called “natural philosophy.”
Philosophy explores questions such as “What is the meaning of existence?” and “Is there a God?” As such, philosophy has historically had a profound influence on science and religion. In some cases, the philosophy and religion are inseparable, such as with Taoism.
It can be said that every culture has its own philosophy. From Zoroastrianism to Buddhism and Ubuntu, philosophy is a practice carried out naturally by humans around the world, because we are curious and inquisitive beings.
In academics, the most prominent subjects that are studied in philosophy usually consist of philosophers from Europe. Some of the most famous names in academic philosophy include Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, and Simone de Beauvoir.
There are philosophy programs offering BA, MA, and PhD degrees in universities around the world. After pursuing a philosophy degree, some students build their careers in academia and continue as postdoctoral researchers or get a professorship. Others build upon their training in philosophy to pursue further education in subjects such as law, psychology, and political science.
The range of subjects in philosophy are broad. In order to benefit the most from scholarships, summer schools, and conferences in philosophy, it is a good idea to focus on the opportunities that relate most specifically to the topics that interest you.
There are a variety of philosophy summer schools and philosophy scholarships that you can choose from. Browse through our postings below to see what exciting opportunities await you in the study of philosophy.
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