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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Programm Talks etc.
  • News
    In 2017, the Doppler principle celebrates its 175th anniversary. The physicist Christian Doppler, born in Salzburg in 1803, presented his main work at the University of Prague on 25 May, 1842, on "Das farbige Licht der Doppelsterne", in which he described the principle known as the Doppler effect for the first time.
    The Philosophical Society in Salzburg, together with the departments of Philosophy of the KGW and KTH, invites you to attend a lecture with Professor David W. Smith. Date: Wednesday, 31 May, 2017, 18:15, HS 301 Franziskanergasse 1.
    Lecture by Katharina Anzengruber: KLANGKÖRPER - KÖPERKLANG within the course of the public lecture series "Experimentierraum Wissenschaft und Kunst", conceptualized by the doctoral candidates of the Doktoratskollegs, "The Arts and their Public Impact: Concepts – Transfer- Resonance". Date: 30 May. Time: 17:00. Location: at the Atelier in the KunstQuartier, Bergstraße 12a, 5020 Salzburg. In cooperation with the UNI 55-PLUS.
    The Philosophical Society in Salzburg has organized the lecture, "Bernhard Bolzanos politische Philosophie – heute genauso aktuell wie damals", in cooperation with the International Bernhard-Bolzano-Gesellschaft. Dates: Thursday, 8 June, 2017, 18:15, HS 301, Franziskanergasse 1, 4th floor. .
    Thanks to a generous legacy by Kurt Zopf, the University of Salzburg awards the Kurt-Zopf Prize, which is endowed with 10,000 euros, for habilitated members of organizational units of the university, which cover the areas of humanities, cultural and / or social science, jurisprudence or theology.
    From now until 3 July, it is possible to register for the "ditact_women's IT summer school" of the University of Salzburg . It takes place from 21 August to 2 September at the Unipark Nonntal and at the Fachhochschule Salzburg: http://www.ditact.ac.at.
    More than 100 events will take place in the city of Salzburg during the "Wissenschaftsmonat - Jetzt Zukunft erleben". The University of Salzburg is involved.
    Andreas Kraß, professor of Medieval German literature, with a focus on literature of the High Middle Ages at the Humboldt University of Berlin, will hold a guest lecture within the course of the lecture series "POLEMIK UND GENDER. KONSTRUKIONEN – DISTINKTIONEN– PROVOKATIONEN", in the Unipark Nonntal.
    Monika Frass, Professorial Chair for Ancient History and Antiquities, "Kauf- und Konsumverhalten im Alltagsleben der Antike"; and Wohlmayr Wolfgang, Professorial Chair for Classical Archeology, "Archäologie – Wandel einer Disziplin", Date: Tuesday, 13 June, 2017. Time: 18:30. Place: Alte Residenz, Residenzplatz 1, Abguss-Sammlung Archäologie (SR E.33).
    Lecture Series on Global Challenges: 19/20, May; 23/24 June, 2017, UniPark Salzburg.
    Professor Gerhard Vowe speaks about the connection between the migration crisis and political communication at the Department of Communication Science / University of Salzburg.
    17–18 June: Workshop “Tatjana Afanassjewa and her legacy: New perspectives on irreversibility”
    On 19 June, 2017, Manfred Auer will hold a guest lecture on the subject of "A Confocal Nanoscanning - On-Bead Screening Platform (CONA) for basic and translational science" at the Grünen Hörsaal (403) of the NW Faculty. The Department of Molecular Biology invites you to attend!
    A workshop will be held on the topic of “Evidence, Uncertainty and Decision Making with a particular Emphasis on Climate Science”.
  • Veranstaltungen
  • 29.05.17 "Vergleichende Überlegungen zur römischen Herrschaftssicherung im mittleren Donauraum während des frühen Principats"
    30.05.17 KLANGKÖRPER – KÖPERKLANG. (RVO Experimentierraum Wissenschaft und Kunst)
    30.05.17 Kanonische Texte
    01.06.17 Politische Kommunikation in der Migrationskrise. Umrisse eines strukturellen Wandels der Öffentlichkeit
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