Philosophy is not just a subject, but a way of life.
To engage with Philosophy not only in the class room, but also to become students of life.
Philosophy is not just a subject, but a way of life. Philosophy begins with Socrates’ famous statement in the fifth century BC: “All that I know, is that I don’t know.” In our department we strive to cultivate a questioning, critical life practice in our students – a practice that is as necessary in everyday life as in the work environment. Our students get a thorough grounding in more than 25 centuries’ thought tradition, situated in the context of contemporary South Africa. It enables our students to be critical, participating citizens who contribute to a culture of dialogue and democracy.
University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, 9301, South Africa