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Philosophy at Essex is internationally recognised for its unique combination of Anglo-American and European continental philosophy.

We have leading expertise in critical theory, phenomenology, medical humanities and classical German philosophy, and are committed to fostering a variety of philosophical approaches, as well as to developing links with other disciplines.

Why Philosophy at Essex?

Undergraduate study

Undergraduate study

Undergraduate study in philosophy at Essex offers a unique combination of analytic Anglo-American and European continental philosophical traditions.

Ethics of Powerlessness

Ethics of Powerlessness

The Ethics of Powerlessness project aims to clarify ethical challenges of experiences of powerlessness, especially in palliative and end-of-life care situations, and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Essex Autonomy Project

Essex Autonomy Project

The Essex Autonomy Project aims to clarify the idea of self-determination as a guide for policy makers and frontline professionals dealing with the complexities of vulnerable individuals and their capacity to make decisions for themselves.