Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy

Doctoral enrollment may continue up to a maximum of six years. Students admitted into CEU doctoral programs are eligible to receive a full CEU Doctoral Fellowship for up to three years. Numerous additional funding opportunities exist, such as the Doctoral Research Support Grant Program, the Erasmus Mobility Scheme, and various research and travel funds.

Sample Courses for the Doctoral Program

Moral and Political Philosophy: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals; Political Obligation; Normative Ethics Metaphysics, Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind: Intuition and Knowledge; Substance, Ontology, Mind; Wittgenstein; Cognitive Mechanisms of Cultural Knowledge Transmission History of Philosophy: Self and Agency in Ancient Philosophy; Atomism; Ancient Ethics; Greek Reading Seminar

Entry Requirements for the Doctoral Program

Candidates must have a first degree in philosophy and a background in the history of philosophy (e.g. major ancient and medieval thinkers, Cartesianism, British empiricism and classical German philosophy) and in logic (propositional and predicate). In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants must submit a short statement of purpose (between 1-2 pages single-spaced), indicating their proposed research and an essay of 2,000–4,000 words on an appropriate philosophical topic. The essay should discuss a philosophical problem of the applicant’s own choice; it can, but need not, be related to the applicant’s studies or to the topic of the applicant’s proposed research.


Title Instructor Credit
Action and agency: causal and teleological interpretations Ferenc Huoranszki
Gergely Csibra
Analogies and metaphors Mathieu Charbonneau 2.0
Ancient Atomism and its Critics Georgina White 2.0
Cognitive Science and Policy Making Christophe Heintz 2.0
Complexity Maria Kronfeldner 2.0
Consciousness and the Physical World Philip Goff 4.0
Contemporary Metaethics Philip Goff
Simon Rippon
Bart Streumer
Democratic Theory Janos Kis 4.0
Departmental Colloquium various 1.0
Doctoral Reading Seminar various 1.0
Doctoral Work-in-Progress seminar Howard Robinson 2.0
Doctoral Work-in-Progress seminar Ferenc Huoranszki 2.0
Evolution across Disciplines Maria Kronfeldner 4.0
Freedom and Responsibility Ferenc Huoranszki 4.0
God’s Existence and God’s Nature Howard Robinson 2.0
Greek Reading Seminar István Bodnár
Co-teacher: Chloe Balla
Heidegger David Weberman 4.0
Hermeneutics David Weberman 2.0
History of Chinese Philosophy: Antiquity to 1200 Curie Virag 4.0
Introduction to Cognitive Science Guenther Knoblich 2.0
Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason Mike Griffin 2.0
Medieval Latin Philosophical Text Reading: Cusanus György Geréby 2.0
Perception, Thought and Consciousness Howard Robinson
Philip Goff
Philosophy of Science: Core Contemporary Issues Maria Kronfeldner 2.0
Possible Worlds Mike Griffin 2.0
Rationalism and Empiricism Mike Griffin 2.0
RELI 6002 University-Wide Doctoral Seminar: Reason, Unreason and Nature in Religion Aziz Al-Azmeh 2.0
Special Relativity, Time and Causation Hanoch Ben-Yami 2.0
The Origin of Concepts György Gergely 2.0
Topics in the Philosophy of the Human and Social Sciences Maria Kronfeldner 4.0
Understanding and Misunderstanding Guenther Knoblich
Natalie Sebanz
War Andres Moles 2.0