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Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy Curriculum

Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy Curriculum

The Ph.D. in Philosophy program aims to prepare men and women for competence in research and teaching philosophy beyond the master’s level. It is designed to develop scholarly expertise in the field of Philosophy so that creative critical thinking is enhanced in the pursuit of wisdom.

A master’s thesis or four quality papers with a grade of at least “A-” is required for admission in the doctoral program.


Curriculum of the Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy

I. BASIC SUBJECTS (9 units)
PH 301 Research Seminar in Philosophy 3 units
PH 302 Philosophy of the Human Person 3 units
PH 303 Advanced Theories in Ethics 3 units

A student with insufficient background in Philosophy may be required to take additional courses from the M.A. programs.

II. MAJOR FIELDS OF CONCENTRATION (18 units)
Student chooses one specific field of concentration from the following:
A - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
B - Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
C - Ethics, Social, and Political Philosophy
D - Culture, Art, Religion, and Science
and enrolls in three subjects from among the courses offered under the chosen field of concentration. (9 units)

Plus: one subject from each of the other three fields (9 units).

A. PH 310 ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
PH 310.1 Plato 3 units
PH 310.2 Aristotle 3 units
PH 310.3 Plotinus 3 units
PH 310.4 Pseudo-Dionysius 3 units
PH 310.5 Augustine 3 units
PH 310.6 Anselm 3 units
PH 310.7 Aquinas 3 units
PH 310.8 Nicholas of Cusa 3 units
PH 310.9 Ancient Chinese Thought 3 units
PH 310.10 Ancient Indian Thought 3 units
PH 310.11 Hellenistic Philosophy 3 units
PH 310.12 Ancient Roman Philosophy 3 units
PH 310.13 Medieval Philosophy 3 units
PH 310.14 Renaissance Philosophy 3 units
PH 310.15 Seminar in Metaphysics 3 units
PH 310.16 Special Topics in Ancient Philosophy 3 units
PH 310.17 Special Topics in Medieval Philosophy 3 units

B. PH 320 MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY
PH 320.1 Phenomenology 3 units
PH 320.2 Hermeneutics 3 units
PH 320.3 Seminar in Modern Philosophy 3 units
PH 320.4 Seminar in Contemporary Philosophy 3 units
PH 320.5 Seminar in American Philosophy 3 units
PH 320.6 Seminar on Pragmatism 3 units
PH 320.7 Descartes 3 units
PH 320.8 Hume 3 units
PH 320.9 Kant 3 units
PH 320.10 Hegel 3 units
PH 320.11 Husserl 3 units
PH 320.12 Marcel 3 units
PH 320.13 Sartre 3 units
PH 320.14 Merleau-Ponty 3 units
PH 320.15 Nietzsche 3 units
PH 320.16 Heidegger 3 units
PH 320.17 Wittgenstein 3 units
PH 320.18 Scheler 3 units
PH 320.19 Von Hildebrand 3 units
PH 320.20 Ricoeur 3 units
PH 320.21 Teilhard de Chardin 3 units
PH 320.22 Blondel 3 units
PH 320.23 Foucault 3 units
PH 320.24 Levinas 3 units
PH 320.25 Arendt 3 units
PH 320.26 Derrida 3 units
PH 320.27 Lonergan 3 units
PH 320.28 Gadamer 3 units
PH 320.29 Habermas 3 units
PH 320.30 Newman 3 units
PH 320.31 Simone Weil 3 units

C. PH 330 ETHICS, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
PH 330.1 Social Philosophy 3 units
PH 330.2 Philosophy of Work 3 units
PH 330.3 Contemporary Ethical Issues 3 units
PH 330.4 Philosophy of the Social Sciences 3 units
PH 330.5 Marx and Marxism 3 units
PH 330.6 Political Philosophy 3 units
PH 330.7 Philosophy and Economics 3 units
PH 330.8 Contemporary Social Issues 3 units
PH 330.9 Philosophy of Nature 3 units
PH 330.10 Philosophy of Ecology 3 units
PH 330.11 Business Ethics 3 units
PH 330.12 Bioethics 3 units
PH 330.13 Gender Issues in Philosophy 3 units
PH 330.14 Philosophy of Law 3 units
PH 330.15 Seminar in Moral Deliberation 3 units
PH 330.16 Seminar in Theories of Social Transformation 3 units

D. PH 340 CULTURE, ART, RELIGION, AND SCIENCE
PH 340.1 Classical and Mathematical Logic 3 units
PH 340.2 Philosophical Perspectives 3 units
PH 340.3 Philosophical Topics 3 units
PH 340.4 Philosophy of Art 3 units
PH 340.5 Philosophy of Religion 3 units
PH 340.6 Structure of the Scientific Method 3 units
PH 340.7 Buddhist Thought 3 units
PH 340.8 Islamic Thought 3 units
PH 340.9 Japanese Philosophy 3 units
PH 340.10 Modern Chinese Philosophy 3 units
PH 340.11 Modern Indian Philosophy 3 units
PH 340.12 Seminar in Filipino Philosophy 3 units
PH 340.13 Seminar in Process Philosophy 3 units
PH 340.14 Critical Theory 3 units
PH 340.15 Philosophy and Literature 3 units
PH 340.16 Philosophy of Science 3 units

III. COGNATES (6 units)
With the approval of the Department Chairperson and the student’s faculty adviser, the cognates may be chosen from Ph.D. level courses offered by the Department or other departments.

IV. RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP (PH 304/3 units) and PRACTICUM (PH 305/ 3 units)
The student is required to enroll in PH 304 and PH 305 (Research Apprenticeship/Practicum – 6 units) which will allow him/her to participate in the activities of one of the four areas of specialization within the Department as an apprentice to a research program or to a teaching assignment under the guidance and evaluation of a senior faculty member. The student’s performance is evaluated at the end of the semester for which a grade is given by the Department. The Practicum must be completed prior to the comprehensive examinations.

V. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
The candidate for the doctoral degree is expected to have a reading knowledge of one language, other than English or Filipino, in which significant philosophical writing had been done. The language proficiency certification, as may be approved by the Department, is to be submitted to the Registrar as a pre-requisite for graduation.

VI. COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS
The comprehensive examinations, which may be oral or written, are to be taken by the student after completion of all academic course requirements and before the proposal of the student’s dissertation.

The examinations cover the student’s research program and other areas that complement the student’s field of expertise as may be determined by the board of examiners constituted by the Department.

VII. DISSERTATION AND ORAL DEFENSE (12 units)
After passing the comprehensive examinations, the student becomes qualified to enroll in Dissertation Writing and is entitled to the Candidacy towards the Doctorate degree.

A detailed discourse on a particular subject in philosophy is to be accomplished by the student under the guidance of a mentor, upon the approval of the Department Chairperson. Regular consultations with the mentor should be accomplished while working on the Dissertation.

During the final enrollment in Dissertation Writing, the student completes the dissertation. The student may register for Oral Defense upon acceptance by the Department of the Dissertation. The student defends his/her dissertation orally before a panel of examiners to be assigned by the Department Chairperson. The oral defense is normally open to the public.

SUMMARY
Basic Subjects 9 units
Major Fields of Concentration 18 units
Cognates 6 units
Research Apprenticeship/ Practicum 6 units
Comprehensive Examinations -
Dissertation 12 units
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Total 51 units

 

Course Sequence
Program of Study for the Full-Time Student in the Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy

YEAR FIRST SEMESTER SECOND SEMESTER SUMMER
First

PH 302 Philosophy of
the Human Person
PH Elective

PH 301 Research Seminar in Philosophy
PH Elective
PH Elective
PH Elective

PH Elective
PH Elective
PH Elective
PH Elective

Second

PH 303 Advanced Theories in Ethics
PH 304 Research Apprenticeship
PH 305 Teaching Apprenticeship

Comprehensive Examinations

Dissertation Writing

Third

Dissertation Writing

Dissertation Writing & Oral Defense

 

 





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