Philosophy is the systematic attempt to think clearly and rigorously about profound questions: What is the fundamental nature of reality? What is the self? Is free will an illusion? What is a just society? Does God exist? Is anything objectively good or evil? Students of Philosophy at Lincoln study these questions and many others through the lens of the writings of the great philosophers, such as Plato, Descartes, Nietzsche, Marx, and Wittgenstein, as well as cutting-edge contemporary philosophical research.

Our BA (Hons) Philosophy course is designed to enable you to form your own views on questions that are intrinsically compelling to all thoughtful people, and to develop a variety of intellectual skills that are highly valued within a range of future careers. Philosophy at Lincoln aims to provide a thorough grounding in all the major branches of Philosophy, in both the ‘analytic’ and ‘continental’ traditions. Whereas most philosophy courses in the UK are almost entirely analytic philosophy, at Lincoln our research and teaching is spread equally across these two styles of philosophy.