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.
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