What is Philosophy?

Philosophy is a science of reflexion that enables the human being to form critical judgments of conceptual contexts.

The ability to analyse – i.e. the uncovering of fundamental problems and questions – and to synthesise – i.e. recognising relations and illuminating similarities between different sets of problems and questions – as well as a thinking in and of alternatives are practised with the study of philosophy. Philosophising is a human activity that aims to provide a grounded understanding of the world and of oneself.

Classical Triad 

The Faculty of Philosophy at the Catholic Private University has three chairs:

  • Theoretical Philosophy (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Hofer)
  • History of Philosophy (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Grotz)
  • Practical Philosophy/Ethics (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Fuchs)

The chairs arrange and supervise the curriculum of philosophy modules for both faculties (Theology and Philosophy) in close cooperation.