Study Classical Philology and the History of Philosophy
The study of the history of philosophy is a historical as well as a philosophical discipline. It is philosophical because it seeks the origins of contemporary philosophical debates. It is historical because it seeks to understand these origins on their own terms and in their own context. Consequently, its practitioners must be not only philosophically competent but also proficient in the use of historical methods.
The fact that Classical Philology at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science has an emphasis on the History of Linguistics and History of Philosophy has not only resulted in a strong interdisciplinary research environment but also in a unique model for teaching Greek, Latin and Textual Criticism on the undergraduate and advanced level. This is achieved within the framework of the department’s international Master's programme Ancient and medieval philosophy and classical philology, and the BA programme in Liberal Arts.
Latin, Greek and also Arabic are here taught both in specific modules where the main focus is on the language and philological approach and in interdisciplinary modules where they are primarily studied as ancillary disciplines.
The academic study of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy requires a set of skills that are becoming increasingly rare even on a global scale. Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Classical Philology: Master’s Programme offers students the possibility to acquire all these skills.
Information on the BA in Liberal Arts: kandidatprogrammet i Liberal Arts