DOMUNI UNIVERSITAS

Philosophy

Philosophy

Domuni Universitas offers a complete curriculum in Philosophy:

  • Bachelor and Master degrees (Domuni Universitas)
  • Short courses (Certificates, Diplomas, and individual courses)

This flexible offer aims to adapt to our students’ motivations and needs.

Philosophy from our Perspective

Historically, Philosophy precedes Christian theology and constitutes an independent discipline in its own right. However, Theology uses many concepts forged by philosophy (starting with "Logos or Word", "person", "nature", "consubstantial", "relationship" etc.). It is stimulated by the problems of philosophy and vice versa.

Domuni’s Faculty of Philosophy offers a complete curriculum in history of philosophy and systematic philosophy, with a specific focus on metaphysics.

Our Approach

Philosophy is always linked to a historical and geographical context. Domuni’s philosophy curriculum aims to give students a wide understanding of philosophical thought, to allow them to develop their own synthesis and aim at the wisdom that the word philosophy designates.

Much is given to metaphysics, a privileged reading grid offering a global, contemplative perspective which is indispensable to the organization of thought.

But Dominican pedagogy is not just about secondary reading. Our approach requires that students confront themselves directly to the original works, of which large extracts can be found on the teaching platform.

The Bachelor’s program is divided into three academic years, the Master’s into two academic years. Each academic year can be spread over 24 months.

 

Degree Equivalency and Flexibility 

The training in philosophy offered by Domuni University is aimed at those who wish to undertake a career in philosophy. Our training is specifically adapted to be taken up alongside other activities, compatible with other family or professional responsibilities. Degree equivalency is granted, in accordance with the Bologna agreements between European universities, taking into account prior studies and professional experience of the future student.

Courses

Degree program : Bachelor 1, 2 and 3, Master 1 and 2 (specializations)

Individual courses : over 60 Philosophy courses available individually

Master Specializations

 

How to Approach the Study of Philosophy?

Philosophical training at Domuni University follows the chronological order of the history of ideas and therefore of important philosophers. They follow each other but are not alike, each taking the opposing view to that of their predecessor in order to develop their own philosophy, as William James said: “there is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers”. From the very beginning, philosophy has demonstrated this kind of dialectic.

To understand Aristotle, you have to know the thoughts of Plato, just as to understand Marx, you have to know the work of Hegel. This is the path chosen by the faculty of Philosophy at Domuni University. To structure the thoughts of our students, it helps to follow the main philosophical movements and the dialogue surrounding them in order.

The faculty of Philosophy at Domuni University shares the fundamental origins of thought with Philosophy itself, being: thought is born from dialogue, often in the form of dialectical opposition, where the presentation of opposing views is crucial. Moreover, this approach encourages the student to form and question their own thoughts. We therefore escape the constraints of intellectual totalitarianism, which would pretend to hold the truth in a singular and simplistic schema. As René Descartes said “if you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things”.

True philosophy is born from wonder and admiration, more precisely from discovery. As the Oracle of Delphi suggested, Socrates was the wisest of men because he was aware of the limits of his own knowledge. We can learn through discovery; truth is a question of research, not of repetition.