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    Professor Pascal Aubry
  • Bachelor of Philosophy and Ethics

    Faculty Philosophy and Ethics
    Institute Philosophy and Ethics
    Philosophy is no proper science, because meaning and object are identical: thinking. The question of how we recognize (philosophy) validates the question of how we take responsibility expediently (ethics). The contribution of philosophy and ethics to science is to clarify terms and concepts.

    Study content and structure, career prospects

    Apart from the criticism of terminologies and theoretical conceptions, philosophy deals with the basic questions of man and his position in the world in a fundamental way that cannot be found elsewhere. In philosophy, the greatest possible distance is taken to a certain state of affairs that can be grasped rationally. That means, it does not take into consideration a certain personal value attitude nor the principles of a religion or an ideology. Instead, it applies the natural laws of thought. Philosophy marks out the area of human cognition. This in distinction to religion. One says, philosophy leads from the myth to the logos. This clearly outlines when we can appropriately take over responsibility. Philosophy is taught across epochs and cultures. The aim is not only to understand seemingly outdated topics such as hermeneutics or idealism, but also to examine the extent to which they make a clarifying contribution to current debates. The structure of the program is as follows:

    During the Bachelor’s program, students acquire a general grounding in philosophy. In particular, this includes logic and the history of philosophy as well as ethics. In the master’s program, students deepen and specialize in practical philosophy, theoretical philosophy, and again in the history of philosophy.

    A degree in philosophy and ethics offers a wide range of opportunities in education. Regular philosophy is still taught at secondary levels 1 and 2. In addition, the subject of cultural ethics has replaced religion. Philosophers also find employment in adult education at adult education centers and academies. There are companies that hire academic philosophers to review their structures ethically or as advisors and impulse-givers in management, consulting and controlling. Depending on the topic, political commissions rely on philosophers as ethicists. In the media sector, there is also an accommodation for these experts in a variety of ways. This applies to print media as well as electronic media. Consulting and even therapy can be offered in the form of a philosophical practice.

    The studies in short

    Tuition fees amount to CHF 13,300 for the entire Bachelor’s program, including enrollment fees. In addition, there are costs for the teaching materials, which vary depending on the subject, and travel to the oral and written final examination in your area.

    Students who have successfully completed their schooling are generally eligible for admission to our distance learning university. Depending on the course of study, additional prerequisites can be defined; this is evident in the detailed study information and during registration. In case of a missing degree, an equivalency procedure can be applied for. There will be a written exam after each module (semester). In order to enter the next higher module, the preceding examination must be successfully passed (propaedeutic).

    The length of study depends on the desired workload and the payment made. We will be happy to create a personal study plan for you.


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