Philosophy starts with wonderment. Philosophers are prone to asking critical questions: about humankind, the world and society. Not satisfied with simple answers, philosophers will try to shed a light on these issues by looking at them from all the relevant angles. This wonderment results in a persistent demand for quality of argumentation. In their search for answers, philosophers delve deep for underlying motives and rational explanations. A philosopher’s search has no fixed end point: what is important, is the rational search for insights while continuously asking new questions.
Over the centuries, our way of thinking has been influenced by great philosophers. The Philosophy programme gives you the opportunity to think through fundamental questions and their respective answers critically, and to make your own contribution to philosophical thought. In addition to a thorough historical study of philosophical texts, our programme also strongly focuses on critical reflection on contemporary issues: the explosion of science, ecological and bioethical issues, changes in the scientific worldview, etc… .
A thorough study of important thinkers in history in combination with a focus on contemporary issues results in Philosophy students who learn to build arguments in a critical and autonomous manner, and who are able to contribute to contemporary and socially critical debates.