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Philosophy is a rich field that opens up all domains of the world, thought and society to critical examination, and this is reflected in the composition of the VU department of Philosophy.

There are over 40 academic staff and approximately 40 internal and external PhD candidates in our department, which is characterized by small-scale teaching, the combination of broad expertise with specialized research and a strong international orientation. Philosophy’s contribution to contemporary issues is also of great importance to the department, as well as the role philosophy can play in reflecting on the nature and position of science in modern society. 

Social engagement and cooperation

The department of philosophy collaborates with a variety of academic, social and business partners: 

Staff members

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The Department of Philosophy provides the bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, as well as various master’s degrees. 

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Philosophical research carried out in the department can be split up according to the three traditional domains: historical, theoretical, practical.

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