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German 18th-20th centuries philosophy, philosophy and theory of science, social and political philosophy, modern skeptical-ironic philosophy

PhD study topics for the academic year 2022/2023

Moral aspects of the free market in terms of environmental philosophy

Study program: 2.1.3. history of philosophy * Study form: full-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, UPJS in Košice
Annotation:
The student will address the central question of whether the economic concept of an unregulated free market contains moral aspects or principles that could be applied to the practice of environmental philosophy. Starting from Hegel's conception of the market economy, the student will map the main theories of the market with a concentration on normative (moral) rules. These will then be contrasted with the principles of environmental philosophy. As a result, it will try to answer the question whether the idea of free competition and unregulated market value creation is compatible with the paradigms of environmentalism. Knowledge of English and German is essential.

The New Pyrrhonian sceptical tradition and its representatives in the second half of the 20th century

Study program: 2.1.3. history of philosophy * Study form: full-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, UPJS in Košice
Annotation:
The tradition of skeptical thinking continues in a specific form of so-called neopyrrhonism to the present day. The interested reader will find the contribution of the most prominent figure of this tradition, the German philosopher Odo Marquard. The paper will focus on 1. Marquard's continuation of the tradition of Pyrrhonian skepticism and its further development when applied to modern conditions; 2. the concept of the philosophy of history; 3. the concept of ethics (morality) and anthropology (habitualism, anthropology, homo compensator). On this basis, he will attempt to confront his own positions on the questions posed by modern New Pyrrhonian skepticism: what shapes us; what we can influence; how we understand the political rules that govern society; whether we have the possibility of interpreting them in yet another way; how we move in constant conflict with multiplicity and unity; does polymythia also imply a different and new division of power between individuals and between the individual and the state? Knowledge of the German language is essential.

History of the Young Hegelians 1835-1845

Study program: 2.1.3. history of philosophy * Study form: full-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, UPJS in Košice
Annotation:
The interested student will focus on the history of Hegelian thought immediately after Hegel's death and will analyze the strand of Hegelianism that is referred to as the Junghegelianer (Young Hegelian School). It will concentrate on portraying Hegel's own influence on the formation of Junghegelian philosophy and at the same time on the individual contributions of the representatives of this school of thought (Strauß, Feuerbach, Stirner, Ruge). He will specifically evaluate the concept of left-wing neo-Hegelianism in the so-called Berlin Club of Doctors, to which Marx and Engels belonged. The aim of the thesis is to contribute to a deeper, ideologically unbiased understanding of the philosophy of the Young Hegelians. Knowledge of the German language is essential.

Democracy adjourned: uncertainty as a characteristic of society in an environmental crisis

Study program: 2.1.3. history of philosophy * Study form: full-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, UPJS in Košice
Annotation:
The theme is set as part of the political philosophy of the Anthropocene. It focuses on the problem of democracy and the changes in the understanding of democracy in politics and in public (social) consciousness. It will introduce the main theories of democracy today (political liberal democracy, agonistic democracy, post-democracy, deliberative democracy, economic democracy, transcultural democracy, etc.) and on this basis it will deal with the phenomenon of social and individual insecurity as a defining characteristic of contemporary society. In searching for the roots of insecurity, it will focus on the economic and political theory and practice of neoliberalism. The contribution of the thesis lies in the formulation of its own expert opinion on the possibilities of overcoming environmental uncertainty. Knowledge of English and German is essential.

Thousand plateau: the hos of multiplicity and its environmental risks

Study program: 2.1.3. history of philosophy * Study form: full-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, UPJS in Košice
Annotation:
The student will interpret the work of the German philosopher H. Blumenberg in terms of his methodology. The concept of phenomenological anthropology (based on the work of A. Gehlen) is fundamental in the work of H. Blumenberg and is the basis for the conception of the world, reality, the subject, lebenswelt, metaphorology, philosophy of history, time and all other central categories of Blumenberg's philosophy. The main aim of the thesis is to organize and systematically interpret these categories according to the principles of phenomenological anthropology. Knowledge of the German language is essential.

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Filozofia Editorial Office
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E-mail: filofilo@savba.sk
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Organon F Editorial Office
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E-mail: organonf@gmail.com
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Organon F Editorial Office
P. O. Box 3364
813 64 Bratislava
Slovak Republic