Philosophy programme

In philosophy, as in almost all other branches of science, a definitive, general consensus on what should be considered valid has not yet been reached. Rather than hammering out definitive truths, the course aims to stimulate critical thinking.

This is done, on the one hand, by explaining various approaches in the teaching packages and, on the other hand, by stimulating self-efficacy through various assignments for reading and personal research.

Philosophy is traditionally divided into a number of domains, of which our programme focuses on logic and epistemology, anthropology, ethics and aesthetics. In addition, students are offered a broad overview of the history of philosophy and are taught a number of general subjects in the first bachelor.

In the course of the programme, the student's personal contribution becomes increasingly important. In the thesis, he/she finally proves his/her ability to think and to express his/her thoughts adequately.

By the end of the programme, the student is expected to be able to

read texts of a very diverse nature in a critical manner,
to find his/her way in journals, bibliographies, handbooks, etc. to think independently about a subject of a general nature or even in a specialised field in the humanities or social sciences and to give an account of it orally as well as in writing,
have a ready knowledge of the specific field of philosophy and its broad subfields.

Practical Information

Detailed information about the Philosophy programme and possible professional perspectives can be found in the study guide::