Contemporary Philosophy

Open to :
  • Applicants holding an undergraduate degree (Bachelor)
  • EU/EEA students
  • Non-European students
Language proficency requirements :
  • French: B2
Year of study :
  • Master's degree (1st year)
  • Master's degree (2nd year)

    The Contemporary Philosophy program, taking a generalist scope, aims at introducing students to the trends of contemporary philosophy.

    Training that investigates the major questions of contemporary philosophy

    Questions that overlap:

    • the classical fields of moral and political philosophy
    • the fields of theory of knowledge
    • the fields of philosophy of science and technology
    • areas of ethics
    • fields of contemporary political and legal philosophy
    • fields of aesthetics, etc. 

    Questions that focus on specific areas and objects:

    • epistemology and philosophy of the natural sciences and social sciences
    • philosophy of cognition
    • philosophical anthropology
    • health ethics
    • critical studies in gender philosophy
    • minority rights and recognition issues, etc.


    Understanding Contemporary philosophy through the History of philosophy

    The training will also include the historical sources of these contemporary philosophies. Some of the lectures will be the same as the History of philosophy program  as we believe that a way of understanding these philosophies is to identify them, and to connect them to the traditions of classical and modern philosophy.

    Students will then be able to understand how philosophy is based on contemporary issues, but that these philosophies stem from deep-rooted traditions. The History of philosophy is therefore indispensable to understand how these contemporary philosophies relate, often in a problematic way, to these legacies and traditions.

    Another advantage of this Master’s, which provides a broad scope, is to explicitly define the methodological and historical concerns within university training in contemporary philosophy in addition to other ways of further developing methods and know-how acquired during the Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.


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    Language of teaching

    100% of this program is in French.

    Career opportunities after this course

    • Higher education and research, in France and abroad
    • Secondary education
    • Public service, associations and NGOs

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