Welcome to the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Cultural & Social Sciences

The analytic and formal approach distinguishes the Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences. Research and teaching is devoted to the philosophical core disciplines (metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, logic, ethics). A special emphasis of the department lies in logic and philosophy of science, where the application of formal methods to philosophical problems, the philosophical analysis of formal methods and interdisciplinarity are regarded as fundamental.

Master’s program in English starting in winter semester 2016/17

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Courses taught in the academic year 2017/18


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    The Salzburg sleep researcher, Manuel Schabus, from the Center for Cognitive Neurosciences at the University of Salzburg has long been concerned with the possible causes of poor or good sleep.
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    In a large-scale research project, Salzburg psychologists are investigating how emotions determine our eating behavior. A surprising result of the project, launched in 2015 and running until 2020, is that the number of people who eat more during stressful times is about the same as the number of people who eat less during stressful times.
    From 7 March 7 to 27 June, 2018, on Wednesdays, 18:00 – 19:30, the lecture series "Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment: Religious Polemic Against Art - Artistic Polemics Against Religion" will take place in the Unipark Nonntal with lecturers from different disciplines.
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