Potential topics for MA projects in philosophy
In the Department of Philosophy teaching and research are divided between four chairs:
History of Philosophy. The Chair of History of Philosophy teaches general courses in the history of philosophy as well as special courses on current philosophical problems seen from historical perspective. Our research focuses on Ancient Greek philosophy, Early Modern philosophy, classical German philosophy, 19th-century philosophy, phenomenology, existentialism, being-historical thinking, hermeneutics, Continental aesthetics, 20th-century French philosophy and Estonian philosophy. Read more about potential topics for Master's projects in History of Philosophy.
Practical Philosophy. The Chair of Practical Philosophy teaches political and legal philosophy, ethics, philosophy of social science and philosophy of history from the 20th and 21st century in the analytic style as well as relevant material from Ancient Greek and early modern theories of morality and society. Read more about potential topics for Master's projects in Practical Philosophy.
Philosophy of Science. The Chair of Philosophy of Science teaches a variety of general and special courses related to the philosophy of science and epistemology. Historical, sociological and logical approaches are all employed in its educational and research activities. The main research topics include the distinguishing features of exact scientific knowledge, the methodology of science studies, and the philosophy of physics and chemistry. Read more about potential topics for Master's projects in Philosophy of Science.
Theoretical Philosophy. The Chair of Theoretical Philosophy teaches 20th and 21st century analytic philosophy and logic, with special emphasis on theoretical philosophy (philosophy of logic and mathematics, philosophy of language, epistemology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics). Currently our research focuses on the methodology of analytic philosophy, philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of logic and language. Read more about potential topics for Master's Projects in Theoretical Philosophy.