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

  • Study philosophical theory and learn to nuance your own philosophical views as you partake in ongoing intellectual exploration
  • Meet with local university students and experts to discuss continental philosophy and further your understanding of material debated in class
  • Travel with your class and DIS faculty on course-integrated Study Tours, where you 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

Is This Program For You?

It’s a good fit if you study:

  • Classics
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies

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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