Research course

Philosophical Anthropology (Research) (specialisation)

Radboud University · Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies
MA by research

Entry requirements

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Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Studying the philosophical significant questions related to human beings and examining the different states of the human condition.

What is the importance of the body? What is the relationship between human beings and the world they inhabit? Is it still valid to think of humans as being rational beings? What is the impact of the unconscious? How to conceptualize the relation between humans and animals? What is the relevance of gender and race?

During the Master’s in Philosophical Anthropology, you’ll study the philosophical significance of questions related to approaches in phenomenological, psychoanalysis and gender and feminist theory. You’ll gain insight into how to ask questions that are significant for the contemporary age and examine them in the light of major thinkers from the continental philosophical tradition. The specialisation is geared towards investigating concepts of subjectivity, body and unconsciousness, and sexuality and gender.

Key authors for this specialisation are, in alphabetical order Hannah Arendt, Simone de Beauvoir, Judith Butler, Gilles Deleuze, Sigmund Freud, Martin Heidegger, Melanie Klein, Jacques Lacan, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Jean-Paul Sartre.

Fees and funding

UK students
£1.515,00 (€ 1,984)
International students
£ 6.682,00 (€ 9,232)

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

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