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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Curriculum

Courses taught in the academic year 2017/18

                            

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    Forty-six pupils of the Akademisches Gymnasium and the Herz Jesus Gymnasium sacrifice their free time and study computer science as of the fifth grade, every three weeks on Saturdays, long before the Matura. How can that be?
    Dr. Sven Th. Schipporeit (Institute for Classical Archeology, University of Vienna) will give a lecture on this subject on Wednesday, 21 November, 2018, in the Abgussammlungs SR E.33, Residenzplatz 1.
    Opening of the exhibition in the Literaturarchiv Salzburg. The Literaturforum Leselampe can look back on five decades of literature education in Salzburg.
    Prof. Ruslan Mitkov, Professor of Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics at the University of Wolverhampton, UK, will hold a lecture on the topic of linguistic intelligence on Tuesday, 30 October, at 18:00 - Computer vs. Humans.
    Vienna (APA) - This year for the first time, the City of Vienna awarded the Hedy Lamarr Prize, and the award went to the Salzburg researcher Verena Fuchsberger-Staufer, for her "extraordinary achievements in the field of information technology".
    His extensive interview collection with conversations with Nazi victims was included in the national Memory of the World Register "Memory of Austria".
    With the topic of EU Regulation - ESG & Climate Reporting for Pension Funds and Insurance Companies, the Impact Forum Europe is coming to Salzburg for the fifth time.
    The Giselher Guttmann Prize 2018 of the Society for Neuropsychology Austria goes to the psychologist Dr. Christine Blume for her work on circadian rhythms in severely brain-damaged patients.
    Invitation to the lecture "Bilateral relations Austria-Korea and the current situation on the Korean Peninsula", Mr. Dong-ik Shin, Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea.
    Members of the Department of Public, International and European Law and judges and legal staff of the LVwG Salzburg met each other to discourse on practice-relevant issues.
    With a guest lecture by the sociologist Paula-Irene Villa, on 18 October, 2018, at 19:00, the lecture series POLEMIK UND GENDER will continue. // Unipark, Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1, E.002 (Agnes Muthspiel) // www.w-k.sbg.ac.at/de/kunstpolemik-polemikkunst/aktuelles
    Concert performance as part of the OPEN MIND Festival WHAT'S LEFT / WHAT'S RIGHT in cooperation with ARGEkultur // Friday, 9 November, 2018 | 21:00, Ulrike-Gschwandtner-Str. 5, 5020 Salzburg, Hall // www.w-k.sbg.ac.at/de/kunstpolemik-polemikkunst // Admission is free
    Prof. Dr. Christoph Schäfer (Ancient History, University of Trier) will give a lecture on this subject on 23 October, 2018, at 18:30 in the Abgusssammlung SR E.33, Residenzplatz 1.
    Political education has been a general teaching principle in Austria since 1978, that is, an educational and developmental task, which is the responsibility of the teachers of all school subjects and grades. The lecture series will show ways in which democracy education can work in different subjects, so that student teachers and educators have different perspectives on the same fundamental challenge.
    In this workshop, the eye should play an important role next to the ear. Using exercises, the participants will approach the subject in small groups and form visual, as well as acoustic sound.
    The relatively young democracy of Poland, whose political climate has intensified considerably since the last elections, is also moving increasingly to the fore. Politically critical leaders of representative cultural organisations have been, and continue to be, replaced by the new administration, while independent creative artists appear to be able to find niches that so far or already live outside the country.
    The workshop aims to examine the musicality of the body and, vice versa, the corporeality of music from a choreographic perspective. This approach corresponds with the extension of the concept of music, as well as the questioning of performance traditions in the context of New Music, which also puts a stronger emphasis on the body.
    With this new publication, the author from Upper Austria shows where misunderstood love can lead.
    The Leopold Kohr Academy has organized two events, one in September and another in October, 2018. Together with the University of Salzburg, the institution runs the Kohr Archive.
    On 6 December, 2018, the University of Salzburg will host the WTZ Training Days on the subject of Kommunikation, Dissemination und Verbreitung in H2020 projects.
  • Veranstaltungen
  • 17.10.18 P-ART Frühstück: Kulturelle Jugendarbeit
    18.10.18 Vorträge der Salzburger Juristischen Gesellschaft
    18.10.18 Genderismus: Symptomatiken post-essentialistischer Erregungen
    18.10.18 P-ART Impuls: mit_ein_ander(s) als Kulturauftrag
    18.10.18 Herbert Dutzler präsentiert seinen neuen Kriminalroman „Am Ende bist du still“
    19.10.18 P-ART Transfer: Abschlusspräsentationen
    19.10.18 KLANG-FORMEN
    20.10.18 KLANG-FORMEN
    23.10.18 Die Seeschlacht von Actium – Ein Sieg des Antonius?
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