DIS Copenhagen - Philosophy

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DIS Copenhagen - Philosophy

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. 

CORE COURSE

Religious Mythos and Philosophical Logos 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Explore the function of myth and the emergence of the rational philosophical mind. We begin with the great poets, philosophers, and prophets of Ancient Greece, including Homer, Sophocles, and Plato, and conclude with works from the modern continental thinkers: Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. 
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Core Course Week: Study tour to Northern Germany-Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

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Subjects

  • Philosophy

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