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Targeting educational purposes


Philosophical anthropology as a specific paradigm in philosophical studies of human being and of human experience is characterized by a philosophical quest to understand "the whole person."


Philosophical Anthropology MA Program aims to introduce students to the basic theory of continental philosophy about the nature of the human being and the specificity of human existence, particular attention is paid to the views of the regenerators of philosophical anthropology in the 20th century - Max Scheler and Helmuth Plessner.


Philosophical methodology is mainly phenomenology, understood in a broad sense, including both the ideas of the founder of phenomenology, Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger, with versions of Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Gaston Bachelard and their followers of contemporary phenomenology.


Philosophical Anthropology MA Program aims to integrate teaching with the academic research on the subject, conferences and academic publications (monographs, collections and translated texts of classical and modern researchers from the paradigm of philosophical anthropology).


Training (knowledge and skills necessary for successful professional activity, total theoretical and special training, etc.).


Students will gain knowledge of the philosophical concepts of the human being and the specifics of human existence in the paradigm of philosophical anthropology and contemporary phenomenology.


Based on this knowledge, students will acquire skills to undertake and perform their own phenomenological studies of human existence, human capabilities and fragments of human experience, using contemporary philosophical literature and electronic resources.



Professional competencies


Philosophical Anthropology MA Program graduates will acquire the following competencies:


• To orient well in the major philosophical theories about the nature of human being and the specifics of the human experience;


• Describe through a phenomenological language the characteristics of specific regions of the human experience (art, religion);


• carry out themselves phenomenological research on the specifics of human existence.




Philosophical Anthropology MA Program graduates can be realized as:


  • teachers of philosophy and philosophical anthropology in universities and academic participants in philosophical studies;
  • researchers in philosophy and philosophical anthropology at the Institute of BAS;
  • researchers of human experience in the NGO sector.