Department of Environmental Philosophy

Characteristics

The department focuses on the philosophical investigation of problems related to the relationship between man and nature, and on the reflection of the causes and socio-political consequences of environmental degradation, pollution, and the climate crisis. It focuses on issues of environmental and climate justice, philosophical assumptions, and implications of the concepts of environmental law, natural resource rights, resettlement rights, as well as the concepts of anthropocene, capitalocene, sustainable retreat, zero or negative growth and ecological civilization. It examines the possibilities of formulating answers to the challenges facing society after exceeding the environmental limits of sustainability from the positions indicated by political ecology, social ecology, critical environmentalism, and other directions of environmental thinking.

Dissertation topics for the academic year 2021/2022

Tutor: prof. PhDr. Břetislav Horyna, PhD.

Topic: Moral aspects of the free market in terms of environmental philosophy
Study program: 2.1.3. History of Philosophy * Study form: fuli-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, UPJS in Košice
Topic: "Nature" and "Natural" in the so-called New Materialism
Study program: 2.1.3. History of Philosophy * Study form: fuli-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, UPJS in Košice
Topic: Jacques Rancière and the question of the existence of political philosophy
Study program: 2.1.3. History of Philosophy * Study form: fuli-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, UPJS in Košice
Topic: Democracy adjourned: uncertainty as a characteristic of society in an environmental crisis
Study program: 2.1.3. History of Philosophy * Study form: fuli-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, UPJS in Košice
Topic: Thousand plateau: the ethos of multiplicity and its environmental risks
Study program: 2.1.3. History of Philosophy * Study form: fuli-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, UPJS in Košice

Tutor: doc. Mgr. Richard Sťahel, PhD.

Topic: The origin and the development of the climate justice concept
Study program: 2.1.3. History of Philosophy * Study form: fuli-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, UPJS in Košice
Topic: The evolution of J. Lovelock´s thinking: From Gaia theory through sustainable retreat concept up to novacene
Study program: 2.1.3. History of Philosophy * Study form: fuli-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, UPJS in Košice
Topic: The understanding of nature and the state of nature in J.-J. Rousseau´s thinking
Study program: 2.1.3. History of Philosophy * Study form: fuli-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, UPJS in Košice
Topic: Philosophical background of the ecological civilization concept
Study program: 2.1.2. Systematic Philosophy * Study form: fuli-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Comenius U. in Bratislava
Topic: Implications of the anthropocene concept for philosophical antropology
Study program: 2.1.2. Systematic Philosophy * Study form: fuli-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Comenius U. in Bratislava

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Institute of Philosophy
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Klemensova 19
813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel.: +4212 5292 1215
E-mail: filosekr@savba.sk
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Institute of philosophy
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Klemensova 19
813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel.: +4212 5292 1215
E-mail: filofilo@savba.sk
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Institute of Philosophy
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Klemensova 19
813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel.: +4212 5292 1215
E-mail: organonf@gmail.com
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