Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
The Department of Philosophy covers all the core areas of Theoretical and Practical philosophy in research and teaching. With currently seven professorships it is one of the larger departments in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The department is involved in significant research projects and offers a wide range of courses for a comprehensive training in philosophy in consecutive study programmes (Bachelor as Major and Minor subjects, Masters Study Programme, Doctoral Studies).
Philosophy at the HHU
Our focus areas within the field of Theoretical Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at HHU Duesseldorf include metaphysics, philosophy of the sciences, logics, philosophy of language as well as philosophy of mind and cognition. Practical Philosophy has its centers of gravity in political philosophy, moral philosophy and applied ethics. With regard to the history of philosophy, the focus is on the philosophy of antiquity and medieval philosophy. In its methodological orientation, philosophy at HHU is committed to the analytic tradition.
Exchange collaborations with universities in other European countries give students the opportunity to spend up to 12 months at one of our partner universities abroad in the context of Erasmus. Our course offerings benefit from two research institutes with a strong international orientation: the Duesseldorf Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (DCLPS) and the German Whitehead Society.