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

General information on the program

Detailed information on the application process

Curriculum

Courses taught in the academic year 2017/18

                            

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    At the 18th Salzburg Summer School "European Private Law", held from 3 – 15 July, 2017, at the University of Salzburg under the direction of Professor Michael Rainer, 40 teachers from Europe and approximately 150 students took part. There was no sense of an anti-European sentiment.
    The Summer Uni "ditact_women's IT" of the University of Salzburg is specifically aimed at women with technical interests. It takes place from 21 August to 2 September at the Unipark Nonntal and at the Fachhochschule Salzburg. Information: http://www.ditact.ac.at.
    This year's Week of Higher Education Institutions (Hochschulwochen), which will be held 31 July to 6 August, is devoted to the "public". Program highlights are the award of the theological prize for the life’s work of Eberhard Schockenhoff on 2 August at 19:30, Aula, and an official ceremony with the keynote speaker, sociologist and political scientist, Hartmut Rosa, on 6 August at 10:30 am, Aula.
    Since 15 June, 2017, there have been no roaming charges throughout the EU. Bengt Beier, a student at the University of Salzburg, played a key role in the change of fees.
    Three doctoral students from the University of Salzburg receive scholarships from the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). The festive ceremony took place on the 9th of June in the ÖAW Festival in Vienna.
    Recently, Markus Herbst, a member of the Department of Zoological Structural Research at the Department of Cell Biology & Physiology, awarded € 750 endowed by the "Fritz Grasenik Award" of the Austrian Society for Electron Microscopy (ASEM).
    "Reading at the University of Salzburg" - places 1-3 have been awarded. .
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