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Philosophy of a Specific Discipline: Philosophy of European Languages and Cultures

Philosophy of European Languages and Cultures is a specialisation of the MA programme Philosophy of a Specific Discipline. The two-year Master’s programme in Philosophy of a Specific Discipline is intended for students in a particular academic discipline who are interested in the philosophical foundations and methodological aspects of that discipline.

For information about the objectives and general structure of the programme, the MA thesis and the requirements for graduation, please see the website of the MA in Philosophy of Specific Discipline. For a brief description of this specialisation click on ‘Informatie’ above.

Structure of the programme

First Year

  • 10 EC / MA course in Philosophy
  • 10 EC / MA course in Philosophy
  • 10 EC / Specialist MA course in European Languages and Cultures
  • 30 EC / MA courses in European Languages and Cultures

Second Year

  • 10 EC / Specialist MA course in European Languages and Cultures
  • 10 EC / MA courses in European Languages and Cultures
  • 10 EC / Literature Study in the area of the MA thesis
  • 30 EC / MA thesis

First Year / Second Year

The following MA courses in Philosophy and specialist MA courses in Philosophy of European Languages and Cultures are on offer in 2010-2011:

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Specialist courses in Philosophy of European Languages and Cultures

Filosofie en literatuur II (PAC) 10
Nietzsche and Politics (PAC) 10
Wijsgerige antropologie III 10
Wijsgerige antropologie IV 10

MA courses in Philosophy

Science and Humanities in the Ancient Philosophical Curriculum 10
The Vienna Circle and Logical Positivism 10
The Problem of Objectivity in History 10
Rechtvaardigheid en macht: 16e-eeuwse politieke theorieën 10
Reasonable Disagreement 10
De revolutie in de kunst 10
Scientific Revolution 10
Language and the Mind 10
Filosofie, psychiatrie en neurowetenschappen 10
Wikisofie 10
Philosophy of Mind and Action 10
Contemporary Utilitarianism 10
Filosofie van het internationale recht 10

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Description

The specialisation Philosophy of European Languages and Cultures concentrates on the relation between philosophical thought and European culture. What is the relation between philosophical thought and the language in which it has been expressed? How is philosophical thought related to the historical context? What are the circumstances in terms of which these ideas should be understood? Philosophy of European Languages and Cultures covers questions about the relationship between language and thought, and between philosophy, literature and art.

Specialisation co-ordinator

Dr. G.T.M. (Gerard) Visser
g.t.m.visser@phil.leidenuniv.nl