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Philosophy (MA)

The New School
Program overview
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Start dates
New York City
January 2020  (English)
September 2020  (English)
January 2021  (English)
September 2021  (English)
January 2022  (English)
September 2022  (English)

Program description

Philosophy

Philosophy (MA)

The New School for Social Research has always attracted renowned scholars from around the world, who foster an open atmosphere for exploration and inquiry through their teaching and research. The eminent philosophers who have helped create and sustain an intellectually vibrant philosophy department include Hannah Arendt, Hans Jonas, Aron Gurwitsch, and Reiner Schürmann. The focus of study in the Department of Philosophy is the history of Western philosophical thought and the European philosophical tradition, particularly contemporary Continental philosophy.

The graduate curriculum consists of two components. The first is the study of major figures such as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Spinoza, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Freud, Gadamer, De Beauvoir, Adorno, Benjamin, Wittgenstein, Foucault, Derrida, Kristeva, and Irigaray. The second explores the movements, schools, branches, and ideas associated with those figures.

Philosophy at The New School is thus the study of phenomenology, hermeneutics, and pragmatism; political and social thought; ethics, critical theory, and aesthetics; epistemology, metaphysics, and ontology; logic and language; rationality, methodology, and naturalism within the social sciences; nature, culture, beauty, and goodness; unconscious and conscious processes; and contingency, necessity, human freedom, tragedy, and truth.

Students enrolled in this master’s program at The New School for Social Research may apply for entry into the PhD program. Entry into the PhD program is contingent on faculty evaluation of the applicant’s performance in the master’s program, as well as an assessment of the fit of the proposed project within the department and the applicant’s preparedness for doctoral-level work in the field.

Admission requirements

For admission requirements and application guidelines please request information or visit The New School's website. 


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Scholarships & funding

Merit-based partial scholarships are available. Request information to learn more!

Qualification

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be awarded a Master's Degree in Philosophy (MA). 

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The New School

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The New School

66 West 12th Street
NY 10011 New York
United States of America

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