Cambridge Philosophy Summer School Summary

Philosophy is a broad subject that permeates many fields across the humanities and social sciences, something secondary school students do not always have the opportunity to appreciate. The Immerse Philosophy summer school course in Cambridge allows participants to gain an insight into what the study of Philosophy at university level entails: from the introduction of new material, to writing good essays, to forming and defending an argument.

For many secondary school students, the study of Philosophy at university is new and potentially daunting. Through Immerse Education’s Philosophy summer programme, designed and taught by experts from the world’s leading universities, participants will not only be introduced to key themes and areas of philosophical discussion but also to the theories of famous philosophers who have contributed to such debates. In addition, regardless of the extent of participants’ past experience studying philosophy, the small class sizes on our philosophy summer programme will ensure they will be both challenged and supported in carefully planned classes that encourage tutor-student engagement and debate.

Immerse is an inspirational academic Philosophy summer school programme for the intellectually curious

Philosophy Summer School Key Benefits

Develop an understanding of a number of philosophical theories and historical texts

Benefit from the expert tutelage of some of the brightest minds in the field

Study in small groups in university-style tutorials

Explore the historic city of Cambridge with like-minded peers from around the world

Learn how famous philosophies have influenced the world around us

Experience university life in the UK

Topics Covered

The world is as much a subjective place as it is objective, therefore it is important to understand why we think things are the way they are (epistemology) as well as acknowledging how things actually are (ontology).

Over the course of two weeks, participants on the Immerse Philosophy summer school programme will learn about a variety of topics that are not simply theoretical, but which also play a significant role in our everyday lives. For instance, they can expect to explore moral philosophy and understand some of the principles behind many of the laws passed by governments, discuss metaphysical beliefs which are the basis for some of the world’s religions, and look at the various political philosophies that have shaped governments and fuelled national and global conflicts.The programme is an ideal taster of what it’s like to study Philosophy at university level.

Below is a list of topics that will be explored in detail on the Philosophy summer programme:

  • Early Modern Philosophy

  • Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Epistemology

  • Metaphysics
Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated March 27, 2019
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