Short presentation of the programme:
What does it mean to be well-trained philosopher today? With regard to its subjects and methods philosophy is highly varied. That is why the answer to the question about the good training in philosophy depends on our understanding of philosophy. The times when philosophy was a universal theory of reality or theory of the “first principles” both of reality and knowledge about reality lay in the past. Nowadays its task is rather to clarify the concepts that we use, acquiring knowledge about the world and giving the landmarks of our actions, testing new approaches and methods of knowledge, to examine critically the established stereotypes of knowledge and action and the related institutions. Doing all these philosophy is able to help people to think independently and make decisions responsibly. The BA program in philosophy offers a combination of courses of the following three types: 1) courses representing major periods, personalities and schools of thought in history of philosophy (Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Wittgenstein, Enlightenment, phenomenology, pragmatism etc.), 2) introductions to major disciplines of philosophy (epistemology, ethics, logic, aesthetics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science etc.), 3) courses on important topics in contemporary science, art, politics and society (moral problems in medicine, free will, populism, publicity and media, moral dilemmas etc.)
Major and professional qualification:
Philosophy in English
Practical training courses:
Practical training includes internships in secondary schools, publishing houses, research institutions and non-government organizations.
The Program provides opportunities for international student mobility with Universities in France, Germany and Turkey.
Graduate Student Competencies:
At the end of the educational process the students have acquired:
• Knowledge in History of Philosophy and in major disciplines of theoretical and practical philosophy and have good orientation in most important problems of philosophy and science and also in most significant philosophical theories of society, law and politics.
• Skills and methods of independent analytic work in philosophy and other fields of research.
• Argumentation and debating skills and techniques of philosophical analysis of theoretical and social problems.
Graduation from the Program takes place on the basis of a public defence of a Bachelor thesis or a State exam, following the accumulation of the required number of credits. The terms and conditions of the graduation procedures are set in accordance with the Standard for the graduation of the Bachelor and Master degrees at NBU.
Occupation and possible positions:
Possible careers for graduates of the Program are in: colleges, secondary schools, research institutions, think- tanks, media, non-government organizations, publishing houses, public administration, consulting companies.
Philosophy and Sociology