Benjamin Sellars (Philosophy A Level)

Case Study

I chose Philosophy because I found myself reducing ideas and arguments to their core, and noticing it was the same questions popping up in different guises. I did not know how to answer them. Then, once having started at college, I realised that all my other subjects, when pushed and reduced also became these questions. However, this time I had an idea of how I would begin to answer them. The clear skills of critical thinking and developed analysis, cultivated throughout the course, have meant that my future studies of Economics and Politics will be supported by a strong foundation in Philosophy.

The aforementioned critical thinking, coming in particularly useful when applying to universities with tough admissions tests and processes. This is due to the subject teaching me to look for the relevance and correct lines of reasoning over and above my other subjects- which then helped immensely in achieving in those other subjects. Furthermore, Philosophy is the perfect balance between discipline, Logic of Mathematics and Economics blended with a delightful level of creativity and curiosity. Moreover, it fulfilled my want for broad readings and analytic skills of English Literature but infused with a sense of logical purpose and review. 

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