Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy
Universität: Central European University Private University
- Abschluss: PhD
- ECTS: 240
Candidates must have a first degree in philosophy and a background in history of philosophy (e.g. major ancient and medieval thinkers, Cartesianism, British empiricism and classical German philosophy) and in logic (propositional and predicate). In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants must submit a short statement of purpose (between 1-2 pages single-spaced), indicating their proposed research and an essay of 2,000–4,000 words on an appropriate philosophical topic. The essay should discuss a philosophical problem of the applicant’s own choice; it can, but need not, be related to the applicant’s studies or to the topic of the applicant’s proposed research.
For entry requirements, please visit the PhD Application page.
- Semester: 8
- Sprache: Englisch
- Standort: Quellenstraße 51-55, 1100 Vienna
- Typ: PhD: PhD
- Beschreibung auf der Universitäts-Website
The program provides top-level up-to-date training in different areas in philosophy in order to prepare students for academic life (attending conferences, participating in research projects, and publishing in professional journals), to enable them to teach philosophy at the university level, and to do independent research in different fields of philosophy.
Doctoral enrollment may continue up to a maximum of six years. Students admitted into CEU doctoral programs are eligible to receive a full CEU Doctoral Fellowship for up to three years. Numerous additional funding opportunities exist, such as the Doctoral Research Support Grant Program, the Erasmus Mobility Scheme, and various research and travel funds.
Sample Courses for the Doctoral Program
Moral and Political Philosophy: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals; Political Obligation; Normative Ethics Metaphysics, Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind: Intuition and Knowledge; Substance, Ontology, Mind; Wittgenstein; Cognitive Mechanisms of Cultural Knowledge Transmission History of Philosophy: Self and Agency in Ancient Philosophy; Atomism; Ancient Ethics; Greek Reading Seminar