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Philosophy and ethics aims to look into the human problems related to existence, knowledge and moral values that govern a person's behaviour. These problems are considered based on rational argumentation using systematic approaches. Philosophy strives to acquire knowledge by rational means about the issues that are difficult for empirical investigations. This study field has three main sub-fields: natural philosophy, moral philosophy and metaphysical philosophy.

Philosophy degrees cover many other branches including epistemology, logic, metaphysics, aesthetics, and philosophy of language, philosophy of law, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of science.

Ethics is the part of philosophy that analyses fundamental values and systems of moral principles that define good human conduct. The discipline is usually divided into: applied ethics (how people should behave), normative ethics (what moral principles should be used) and meta-ethics (studying the nature of moral facts). Ethics touches real-word contexts and is involved in the right conduct of many professional activities such as medical ethics, environmental ethics and business ethics.

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Top Ranked Universities in Philosophy & Ethics on ShortCoursesPortal

Universities Location QS Rankings (2018) Philosophy
Pittsburgh, United States 1
Oxford, United Kingdom 2
New York City, United States 3
New Brunswick, United States 4
Cambridge, United States 5
Cambridge, United Kingdom 6
Princeton, United States 7
Berkeley, United States 8
London, United Kingdom 9
New Haven, United States 10
Stanford, United States 11
München, Germany 12
South Bend, United States 13
New York City, United States 14
Mitte, Germany 14
Cambridge, United States 16
Ann Arbor, United States 16
Toronto, Canada 18
St Andrews, United Kingdom 19
Los Angeles, United States 20
Canberra, Australia 21
Chicago, United States 22
London, United Kingdom 23
Chapel Hill, United States 24
Helsinki, Finland 25
Paris, France 26
New York City, United States 27
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 27
Copenhagen, Denmark 29
Leuven, Belgium 30
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 30
Vancouver, Canada 30
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 33
Sydney, Australia 34
Montréal, Canada 35
Heidelberg, Germany 35
Boston, United States 37
Genève, Switzerland 37
Beijing, China 39
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 40
Amsterdam, Netherlands 41
Paris, France 42
Barcelona, Spain 42
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 44
Ithaca, United States 45
Mexico City, Mexico 46
Paris, France 47
San Diego, United States 47
London, Canada 47
Beijing, China 50
Aarhus, Denmark 101
Tempe Junction, United States 101
Barcelona, Spain 101
Beijing, China 101
Pasadena, United States 101
Pittsburgh, United States 101
Prague, Czech Republic 101
Halifax, Canada 101
Burwood, Australia 101
Durham, United Kingdom 101
Rotterdam, Netherlands 101
Manhattan, United States 101
Shanghai, China 101
Gent, Belgium 101
Kraków, Poland 101
Melbourne, Australia 101
East Lansing, United States 101
Evanston, United States 101
Columbus, United States 101
Osaka-shi, Japan 101
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 101
Kingston, Canada 101
Bochum, Germany 101
Saint Petersburg, Russia 101
Roma, Italy 101
Jinan, China 101
Seoul, South Korea 101
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 101
Jerusalem, Israel 101
Manchester, United Kingdom 101
Beijing, China 101
Calgary, Canada 101
Davis, United States 101
Irvine, United States 101
Riverside, United States 101
Boulder, United States 101
Glasgow, United Kingdom 101
Konstanz, Germany 101
Padua, Italy 101
Brisbane, Australia 101
Roma, Italy 101
Los Angeles, United States 101
Tartu, Estonia 101
Bogotá, Colombia 101
Tübingen, Germany 101
Vienna, Austria 101
Warsaw, Poland 101
Utrecht, Netherlands 101
Wuhan, China 101
Toronto, Canada 101
Hangzhou, China 101
Beirut, Lebanon 151
Alcobendas, Spain 151
Bielefeld, Germany 151
Belo Oriente, Brazil 151
Rio Grande, Brazil 151
Washington, D. C., United States 151
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 151
Melbourne, Australia 151
Leiden, Netherlands 151
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 151
Evanston, United States 151
Singapore, Singapore 151
Moscow, Russia 151
Akademgorodok, Russia 151
Oxford, United Kingdom 151
University Park, United States 151
Barcelona, Spain 151
Jamundí, Colombia 151
Houston, United States 151
Burnaby, Canada 151
Guangzhou, China 151
Exeter, United Kingdom 151
Perth, Australia 151
Medford, United States 151
Milano, Italy 151
Fribourg, Switzerland 151
Münster, Germany 151
Aberdeen, United Kingdom 151
Birmingham, United Kingdom 151
Bonn, Germany 151
Köln, Germany 151
Hamburg, Germany 151
Canterbury, United Kingdom 151
Amherst Center, United States 151
South Miami, United States 151
Dunedin, New Zealand 151
Québec, Canada 151
Salamanca, Spain 151
Stirling, United Kingdom 151
Enschede, Netherlands 151
Victoria, Canada 151
Waterloo, Canada 151
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 151
Wellington, New Zealand 151
Amsterdam, Netherlands 151
Seoul, South Korea 151
London, United Kingdom 51
Bologna, Italy 51
Newton, United States 51
Providence, United States 51
Vienna, Austria 51
Durham, United States 51
Atlanta, United States 51
Washington, D. C., United States 51
Bloomington, United States 51
Baltimore, United States 51
Kyoto, Japan 51
Moscow, Russia 51
Sydney, Australia 51
Hamilton, Canada 51
Melbourne, Australia 51
Taipei, Taiwan 51
Singapore, Singapore 51
Santiago, Chile 51
Seoul, South Korea 51
Stockholm, Sweden 51
Hatfield, United Kingdom 51
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 51
Milano, Italy 51
Tokyo, Japan 51
Campinas, Brazil 51
Madrid, Spain 51
Dublin, Ireland 51
London, United Kingdom 51
Adelaide, Australia 51
Edmonton, Canada 51
Tucson, United States 51
Auckland, New Zealand 51
Bristol, United Kingdom 51
Buenos Aires, Argentina 51
Freiburg, Germany 51
Groningen, Netherlands 51
Leeds, United Kingdom 51
Minneapolis, United States 51
Montréal, Canada 51
Pamplona, Spain 51
Sydney, Australia 51
Oslo, Norway 51
Philadelphia, United States 51
São Paulo, Brazil 51
Sheffield, United Kingdom 51
Austin, United States 51
Coventry, United Kingdom 51
Seattle, United States 51
Madison, United States 51
Saint Louis, United States 51