Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy

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 to the doctoral program.

 

Curriculum 

 

REQUIRED COURSES - 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.

 

FIELD OF CONCENTRATION COURSES            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 courses from among the courses offered under the chosen field of concentration.     

 

A.   PH 310.xx ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY         

PH 310.1    Plato                                   3 units

PH 310.2    Aristotle                              3 units

PH 310.5    Augustine                           3 units

PH 310.7    Aquinas                              3 units

PH 310.8    Nicholas of Cusa                3 units

PH 310.9    Ancient Chinese Thought   3 units

 

B.    PH 320.xx MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY

PH 320.1    Phenomenology                 3 units

PH 320.2    Hermeneutics                     3 units

PH 320.3    Seminar on Modern Philosophy             3 units

PH 320.4    Seminar in Contemporary Philosophy    3 units

PH 320.6    Seminar on Pragmatism    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 320.14    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 320.20    Ricoeur                            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 320.28    Gadamer                         3 units

PH 320.29    Habermas                       3 units

PH 320.31    Simon Weil                      3 units

    

C. PH 330.xx ETHICS, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

PH 330.1    Social Philosophy                       3 units

PH 330.3    Contemporary Ethical Issues     3 units

PH 330.5    Marx and Marxism                      3 units

PH 330.6    Political Philosophy                     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.xx CULTURE, ART, RELIGION, AND SCIENCE

PH 340.2      Philosophical Perspectives                3 units

PH 340.4      Philosophy of Art                               3 units

PH 340.5      Philosophy of Religion                       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 on Filipino Philosophy          3 units

PH 340.13    Seminar on 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

 

Plus: One course from each of the other three fields with the approval of the Academic Adviser

 

ELECTIVES - 6 units          

Any two PhD level courses from the Philosophy Department or other departments with the approval of the Academic Adviser.

 

RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP - 3 units

PH 304    Research Apprenticeship    3 units 

 

PRACTICUM - 3 units

PH 305    Practicum                            3 units

 

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.

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS

PH COMPRE 400        Comprehensive Examinations

 

DISSERTATION WRITING AND ORAL DEFENSE - 12 units*           

PH 400    Doctoral Thesis Writing/Dissertation           0 unit

* The units for the dissertation are credited after the student passes the oral defense and submits the final revised copy of the dissertation.