The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates“Philosophy of the mind is my particular interest, especially the mind-body problem. I am attracted to the Dualist view that the mind and what occurs in it are separate from the brain. If you opened my skull and used a brain scanner, you would see my brain’s activity and the organ itself, but that’s not what my thoughts or emotions are.”

This Oxbridge Philosophy personal statement demonstrates strengths and weaknesses which are broken down in annotation. She was asked about the statement at interview, as were 64% of applicants last year – see our Personal statement tips in The Independent which talk about how your personal statement must act as  a springboard for interview at Oxford or Cambridge. 

  

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