Key Questions in Philosophy

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Course Information

Each topic is approached through a set of key questions that are significant, accessible and engaging. Why do people seek out art that makes them cry? Can a war be fought justly? Can organisations be held responsible for what they do? What might it mean to say that life is sacred? Is science rational?

The study materials of the Key Questions in Philosophy programme offered by The Open University will enable you to examine these questions in some depth while leaving space for independent study and reflection.

Support from your tutor

You’ll have a tutor who will help you with the study material, mark and comment on your written work, and who you can ask for advice and guidance. Your tutor will use a blend of methods that will include face-to-face tutorials and moderated online discussion forums. The use of a blend of this kind is designed to help you benefit from tuition whatever their circumstances.

We aim to provide face-to-face tutorials in a range of locations students can travel to, though we cannot guarantee availability close to where you live. Online alternatives may also be provided, and recordings of these will typically be made available to students.

Student numbers on the module, and where tutors are based, will affect the locations of where tutorials are held, and what online alternatives are provided. We cannot guarantee that face-to-face tutorials will be hosted in specific locations, or locations that have been used previously. While you’re not obliged to attend any of these tutorial events, you are strongly encouraged to take part.

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