Philosophy

Study European philosophy, past and present. This program places you at the European roots of wonder and awe, and gives you an understanding of both the history of ideas and critical contemporary discourse.

Program Highlights

  • Understand philosophical theories and develop the ability to articulate your own philosophical views, which will challenge you to take part in ongoing intellectual exploration
  • Travel with your class and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours, where you will follow the steps of great continental European thinkers and discover the locales that saw the birth of some of the world’s most significant ideas
  • Meet with local university students and experts to discuss continental philosophy, and further your understanding of material debated in class

Student Profile

This program is right for you if you study philosophy, religious studies, classics, or ethics with a strong interest in the thinking of classical Greece and the ideas of continental European philosophy. Be prepared to grapple with challenging content as you gain skills in navigating demanding texts.

Every day – both in the classroom and on the streets of Copenhagen – we face existential issues (birth, death, suffering, alienation, hope, authenticity). I love dealing with these philosophical themes because we know it’s about us, about our existence. In these courses, we engage in a philosophy where we can’t help but realize our lives are on the line.

-Anna Strelis Söderquist, Ph.D.
DIS faculty member

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