From its beginning in the 11th century, Oxford has been a center of philosophical inquiry and teaching. How was the universe formed and what is humankind’s place in it? What values should we live by and how do we discover them? How do we reconcile differences between ideologies and beliefs? Who are the most interesting thinkers who have pondered these questions and what can they tell us? Students dive into writers ranging from Plato and Socrates to Locke, Wollstonecraft, Einstein, and Hannah Arendt.