Philosophy – University of Copenhagen

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Research at the Section of Philosophy

 What is a good life? What is evil? How is a just society organized? What is science? What is an explanation? Is it possible to be objective? Is there a world independent of human consciousness? What kind of equality should we aim at between human beings? How can we pin down a definition of discrimination?

Research in fundamental questions

The section of Philosophy at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication focuses on fundamental questions. The subject discipline covers traditional philosophic subjects within the history of European philosophy as well as the systematic disciplines practical and theoretical philosophy.

The research areas of the sections include both phenomenology and philosophy of mind, philosophy of ethics and politics, metaphysics, social epistemology, philosophy of science, existential philosophy, hermeneutics and deconstruction as well as history of philosophy.

The department hosts the Center for Subjectivity Research (CFS), Center for Information and Bubble Studies (CIBS) and co-hosts the Center for Advanced Migration Studies (AMIS).

A dynamic intellectual environment

The research projects at the section of philosophy are generally projects within the philosophic discipline but it is not uncommon for researchers to cooperate with other disciplines and pursue scientific problems across different traditional academic disciplines.

The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication has appointed the current research priority areas, and the Section of Philosophy has had success in applying for external funding for a great number of research projects.

• Research groups and externally funded research projects at the Section of Philosophy.

The researchers of the section also manage a number of research groups that students and guest researchers are welcome to participate in.

• Research groups at the Section of Philosophy

The Section of Philosophy aims at cultivating a stimulating, internationally recognized intellectual environment, where philosophers from all parts of the world are welcomed as guest researchers. Students are encouraged to participate in seminars, conferences and research activities.