|Degree:||Master of Philosophy (MPhil)|
Philosophy & Ethics
Studying Social and Political Philosophy means studying ‘the political' as an essential but conflict-ridden aspect of the human condition, and how politics is a way of coping with the issues resulting from this. As a student in our Research Master Philosophy you will learn all the tools for a career in academics.
Everything is political, but nothing is only political. That is the basic intuition behind the research Master’s in Social and Political Philosophy at Radboud University. How fundamental concepts such as freedom, power, justice, and so on are judged and how words and phrases are being used in political debates, has an essential impact on the outcome of a debate. As a social and political philosopher you’ll be geared towards pinpointing where these – often unconscious – assumptions are at work. This will enable you to make people aware of them. Key authors for this specialisation are: Aristotle, Arendt, Foucault, Hobbes, Kant, Macchiavelli, Marx, Rawls, Schmitt, Spinoza, and Žižek.