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Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Dual Major)

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Regelstudienzeit 6 semesters
Beginn Winter semester
Zugangsbeschränkung Ja
Unterrichtssprache German
Credit Points / Leistungspunkte

Subject A: 78 CP + Subject B: 78 CP + integrated Degree: 12 LP + Bachelor’s Thesis: 12 CP = 180 CP

Course description

  • What is happiness?
  • Can we really know something for sure?
  • Are ethical values relative?
  • Why is there something rather than nothing?

Philosophy attempts to understand these and similar problems. Outstanding thinkers have not only tried for more than 2,500 years to find answers but also to better understand the questions themselves and restate them. Explore this rich history and study the different positions in their systematic context. You will learn how to critically analyse and evaluate philosophical arguments during your degree course. As a result, you will develop pronounced skills in argumentation, learn how to understand difficult texts and acquire the ability to communicate complex thought structures.

Areas of focus for the study of philosophy in Cologne:

  • Analytical philosophy and epistemology
  • Ancient philosophy
  • Arabian and Jewish philosophy
  • German philosophy (Kant, German idealism, Heidegger)
  • Ethics and political philosophy (Ethics Forum)
  • Medieval philosophy (Thomas Institute)
  • Phenomenology (Husserl Archive)
  • Philosophy of science