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What is philosophy?

In Greek, philo means love – or devotion – and sophia means wisdom

Why study philosophy at Edinburgh?

Philosophy has been taught at the university since its foundation in 1583 and offers a stimulating and flexible learning experience

What do our students think?

Find out what our students like about studying philosophy

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What questions are we asking?

We've been asking questions since 1583 as we teach you to ask questions of your own