Bachelor's and master's degree programmes, teacher training programmes, and doctoral studies can be pursued at our institute. The degree programmes offer students the opportunity to study philosophy both historically and systematically.
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The professorship Theoretical Philosophy teaches and researches in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind and action, aesthetics, German Idealism, and the history of philosophy. The classical and contemporary philosophers of most significance are Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Frege, Wittgenstein, Anscombe, Dummett, Davidson, and McDowell.
Practical philosophy enquires into the human being as a sentient, willing, and acting being who is subject to moral laws and produces forms of community. The subject of systematic work is the nature of human thought and action: philosophy of mind and language, epistemology, moral philosophy, theory of action. The classical authors who are most significant are Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, Hegel, Frege, Wittgenstein.
The history of philosophy enquires into the human being as a being whose self-understanding develops through history. It studies the classical texts of philosophy. The systematic research focus areas of the professorship are epistemology, skepticism, philosophy of perception, philosophical anthropology, and aesthetics. The classical authors who are most focused upon are Aristotle, Kant and Wittgenstein.
The philosophy of Cognitive Anthropology enquires into the relationship between the humanities and cognitive sciences especially in the context of human development. The research focus of the professorship is the study of the philosophy of the previously named relationship.
Research Center for Analytic German Idealism
Affiliated with the Leipzig Institute of Philosophy is the Research Center for Analytic German Idealism (German: “Forschungskolleg Analytic German Idealism” (FAGI)).