The Royal Holloway MA in European Philosophy offers one of the few MA courses in the country to specialise in the European tradition in philosophy. Drawing on core research and teaching strengths in 19th and 20th century French and German thought, the MA gives students the opportunity to study the development of European philosophy from Kant’s critical philosophy onwards, with a focus on German Idealism, the German phenomenologists and the Frankfurt School on one side, and the French philosophical movements in the 20th century from Bergson and the existentialist movement through to poststructuralism and psychoanalysis. Options focus a variety of topics and thinkers, focusing on the Continental tradition in political philosophy, the Frankfurt School, the role of aesthetics in the development of European thought and more.
Advanced Topics in Philosophy (40 credits)
Two courses from among:
Contemporary Continental Political Thought (20 credits)
The European Philosophical Trajectory (20 credits)
Twentieth Century French Thought (20 credits)
40 credits of option courses from available options
Dissertation (60 credits)
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