Ph.D. in Philosophy

University of Hyderabad
In Hyderabad

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Hyderabad
500046, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Course programme

The School of Humanities comprises the following Departments, Centres and Cell:

1) Department of English
2) Department of Philosophy
3) Department of Hindi
4) Department of Telugu
5) Department of Urdu
6) Department of Sanskrit Studies
7) Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies
8) Centre for Comparative Literature
9) English Language Teaching cell

The School of Humanities is founded on the conviction that the Humanities give purpose, direction and value to education and to life, and that they are no less important to society than scientific and technological disciplines. The School aims at providing a centre of common awareness and a sense of human responsibility, making the University more than a complex of specialist departments. In addition, it is committed to the achievement of academic and linguistic excellence, creativity and all-round development of students. The courses offered in the School reflect these objectives and concerns.

Department of Philosophy

The Department is eminently known in the country for research in diverse fields of philosophy. It has been recognised by the UGC as a Department of Special Assistance since 1987. The thrust areas of research under this programme are (1) Philosophy of Language: Indian and Western: (2) Cognitive Science (including Logic and Philosophy of Mind). The Department has also received grants under ASIHSS for a period of five years since April 2006 to March 2011. The thrust areas under this scheme are (1) Philosophy of Science and (2) Moral and Political Philosophy - both from Indian and Western Perspectives. In addition to these, the Department also carries on research in Philosophy of Wittgenstein, Contemporary Western Philosophy, and systems of Indian Philosophy like Nyaya and Buddhism.

Ph.D. in Philosophy

The Ph.D. Programme aims at developing original research in diverse fields of philosophy. It encourages interdisciplinary research. The research scholars are required to write a dissertation on a topic of their choice in consultation with the supervisor. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged, where two or more departments/schools are involved.

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