Your supervisor is primarily responsible for supervising your PhD thesis: discussing ideas, arguments, structure of the thesis, and giving you constant feedback on your in-progress chapters or article drafts. From your supervisor you should also expect advice on your study plans (which courses to choose), publication plans, performance at talks, conferences to go to, job prospects and pretty much every aspect of your academic life.
It is minimally required that you meet your supervisor in person (or, if necessary, via video call) at least twice every semester. You will need to fill in a supervision diary to document these meetings.
Your success as a PhD student in philosophy at Tartu strictly depends on the choice of an adequate supervisor. For example, it will be difficult if not impossible to develop your writing skills, and to make wise publication plans, in an area where your supervisor has little experience or competence. Please consult our faculty page to see the list of potential supervisors and their areas of expertise.
Before choosing a supervisor, make sure you check out their CV, publications, theses currently under supervision, and theses already supervised. You should also have a look at research projects our philosophy faculty are currently running.