Just this idea that english and maths are the core of education i.e. letters and numbers. The breadth across these subjects would be medieval drama to theoretical physics and with the intention to go on to study philosophy with modules in logic, political thought, jurisprudence. Language would be great for analysing law and policy, creating rhetoric. Mathematics for logic and decision making with statistics for analysing economics. Literature for texts like 'The Great Gatsby' talking about the roaring 1920's of american society before the great depression.
John Stuart Mill said 'the true philosophy is a marriage of logic and poetry'.
Any thoughts on this and if you would do this?
English Lang, English Lit, Maths and Further Maths for Philosophy degree? watch
- Thread Starter
- 29-07-2016 23:42
- 29-07-2016 23:45
Seems reasonable enough.
English Language is a bit eurgh to me, I'd prefer History.
Thought about applying for Philosophy for a bit but went for Maths instead.
- 29-07-2016 23:55
I would recommend: theology, religious studies or philosophy. I feel like the content in these subjects will be referenced throughout your degree (even subtly) and by reading ancient articles now, you will be able to develop good habits that will subsequently make your degree easier to complete.