Philosophy & Modern Languages

Pembroke encourages applications from those considering the joint degree course of Philosophy and Modern Languages. With a teaching team in both elements of the course, this is a College well positioned to support those on this challenging and rewarding degree.

Philosophy at Pembroke is led by Fellow and Tutor Professor Guy Kahane, who is Deputy Director of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. He works primarily in ethics and cognitive science, and his research interests include value theory, metaethics, applied ethics, moral psychology and the neuroscience and psychology of moral decision-making.

Modern Languages at Pembroke is led by Fellows Dr Tim Farrant (French), who is a specialist in nineteenth century French literature and the visual arts, and Professor Guido Bonsaver (Italian) whose research includes 20th century Italian culture, in particular the relationship between political history and narrative (both literature and cinema).

The College also has tutors in German and Spanish.

The study of language, literature and linguistics presents challenging philosophical and theoretical issues which make Philosophy and Modern Languages one of the many stimulating degree combinations involving modern languages.