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Philosophy (60 EC): Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture

Structure of the programme

The MA Philosophy (60 EC): Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture consists of the following components:

Optional courses (in total 40 EC)

Students follow four optional courses (each 10 EC). Please be informed that students can only take the optional courses selected for the specialisation to which they have been admitted. Students with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Leiden University may also take optional courses selected for the specialisations History and Philosophy of the Sciences, or Ethics and Politics, provided that at least two of the four electives of their programme belong to the specialisation Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture.

Not more than two of the four courses can have the same instructor. Topics of the optional courses are varying each year.

Master’s thesis, thesis seminar, and exam (20 EC)

The MA programme will be concluded by a master’s thesis of 20 EC. The master’s thesis is an independent academic contribution to philosophy in the field of Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture. Students follow the compulsory thesis seminar during the semester in which the thesis is being written. Before graduation students sit for a final exam for which they defend their thesis.

Planning

Students enrolled in the full-time programme choose three optional courses in their first semester. In their second semester they take a fourth optional course, follow the thesis seminar and write their master’s thesis.

Students enrolled in the part-time programme will normally spread the components over three semesters. In their first and second semester students are expected to follow four optional courses. In their third semester, students follow the thesis seminar and write their master’s thesis.

Further information

Additional information concerning objectives of the programme, master’s thesis and requirements for graduation is availabe at MA Philosophy 60 EC, 2017-2018.

Courses

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Optional courses Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture

Select four courses (40 EC).

Phenomenology 10
Philosophy of Love 10
Philosophy of Death 10
Body and Embodiment 10
Topics in Comparative Philosophy: Cross-Cultural Hermeneutics 10
Nietzsche contra Kant as Thinkers of Conflict 10

Optional courses outside the chosen specialisation

Under certain conditions students may select a part of their optional courses from other specialisations
(see above: Structure of the programme).

Internship

Students may choose to replace one of the four electives (10 EC) by an internship.

Internship (MA Philosophy) 10

MA Thesis

Students follow the compulsory thesis seminar during the semester in which the thesis is being written.

Thesis Seminar Philosophy (Fall) 0
Thesis Seminar Philosophy (Spring) 0
MA Thesis Philosophy 20