Graduate

Philosophy (MsC/Ph.D)

Overview


Unisinos Graduate Program in Philosophy trains professionals who are able to examine, with technical acuity and originality, emerging and classic problems of the philosophical thought, besides working in research and teaching. The GP maintains a partnership with the School of Philosophy of the University of Buenos Aires and stands out for its academic excellence in a qualified trajectory of existence.

Emphasis:

Philosophy

Areas of Study


Ethical Systems
In this line of research, classic themes on Ethics and the contemporary problems of Metaethics and Applied Ethics are investigated. Furthermore, central issues about the rationale for the is–ought problem, the justification of the first principles, and the relations between ethics and culture. Besides, in the field of practical philosophy, it attempts to establish the interdisciplinary dialog, a current urgent topic, with other areas of knowledge and human activity.

Language, Rationality, and the Discourse of Science
This line of research deals with philosophical issues understood under these thematic frames of reference, meeting the demands posed by the contemporary philosophical problematization in questioning their mutual relations and in its necessary interface with science in the construction of reality. Therefore, it starts from the exploration of language, rationality, the discourse of science in its several dimensions, exploring the scopes and the limits of the conceptions involved, besides their inter-relations, in courses that contemplate the different philosophical aspects involved: logical, ethical, epistemological, and ontological.

Social and Political Philosophy
The tension that articulates theory and practice is studied in this line of research, aiming and building theoretical frames of reference to reflect upon relevant social and political issues. It is our intention to promote a productive, emancipatory, and transdisciplinary dialog with other areas, such as Social Sciences, Law, History, Psychology, and Education. Therefore, the research on the current ethical, political, and social challenges is emphasized: globalization of economics, unidimensional massification of technology and culture, unidirectionality of world politics, and technoculture. Moreover, ideology, power, Human Rights, theories of History, and theories of Justice as investigated.

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Course Coordinator

Luiz Rohden
PhD in Philosophy.
Areas of Interest: Hermeneutic-Phenomenological tradition and its re-reading of Plato from the standpoint of dialectics and metaphysics, Literature, Language, Games, and Arts.

E-mail: rohden@unisinos.br
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Academic Staff

Adriano Naves de Brito
PhD in Philosophy.
Areas of Interest: Hume, Kant, Tugendhat, and Philosophy of Language, with special attention to the theories of reference. He currently conducts research on normativity and values from a naturalist and evolutionary perspective in the intersection with psychology, cognitive sciences, and biology.
E-mail: brito@unisinos.br
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Alfredo Santiago Culleton
PhD in Philosophy.
Areas of Interest: History of Pre-Modern Philosophy, Practical Philosophy, Latin-American Scholastic Philosophy, and Philosophy of Law and Economics.
E-mail: culleton@unisinos.br
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Álvaro Luiz Montenegro Valls
PhD in Philosophy.
Areas of Interest: Kierkegaard, German philosophy (from Kant to Nietzsche) and bioethics.
E-mail: alvalls@unisinos.br
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Castor Marí Martin Bartolomé Ruiz
PhD in Philosophy.
Areas of Interest: Ethics, practical philosophy from the perspective of critical philosophy, and alterity, Subjectivity, Alterity, Truth, (bio)power, and Theories of justice in dialog with modern and contemporary authors.
E-mail: castor@unisinos.br
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Denis Coitinho
PhD in Philosophy.
Areas of Interest: Ethics and Political Philosophy, with emphasis for the themes: practical rationality, normativity and justification, theories of justice and virtues, neo-contractualist ethics.
E-mail: deniscs@unisinos.br
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Inácio Helfer
PhD. in Philosophy.
Areas of Interest: Political philosophy in the 18th and 19th centuries' classical thinkers of German philosophy (Kant, Hegel, and Marx) and their influence in the contemporary debate between communitarians (especially Charles Taylor) and liberals (John Rawls and Ronald Dworkin).
E-mail: helfer@unisinos.br
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Marcelo Fernandes de Aquino
PhD. in Philosophy.
Areas of Interest: Dialectics, ethics, language, system, logic, metaphysical foundation of ethics in modern and contemporary philosophy.
E-mail: aquino@unisinos.br
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Marco Antonio Oliveira de Azevedo
PhD. in Philosophy.
Areas of Interest: Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Medicine, concepts of duty and practical reason, biomedical ethics and neuroethics, and human improvement.
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Sofia Inês Albornoz Stein
PhD in Philosophy.
Areas of Interest: Semantics, Ontology, Cognitive sciences, Theories of meaning and representation, Theories of perception, Human Mind and Behavior.
E-mail: sofiai@unisinos.br
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Professor Emeritus

Carlos Roberto Velho Cirne-Lima
PhD Philosophy.
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Curricular Structure for the Master's Degree Program Back to menu


Master's Degree

The master's degree consists of 30 credits, distributed as follows: two credits equivalent to the Thesis Seminar; Twenty credits equivalent to courses, of which at least 8 (eight) in courses in the Line of Research students and their advisor professors are associated with; one credit related to a publication (or acceptance to publication) in an area-related journal and on paper presentation in an area-related event; five credits related to the thesis approval.


Courses - Areas of Study: Ethical Systems
- Is–ought Genesis and Structure (4 credits)
- The Great Ethical Systems (4 credits)
- Ethics and Culture (4 credits) » Ethics and History (4 credits)
- Bioethics (4 credits) » Environmental Ethics (4 credits)

Courses - Areas of Study: Language, Rationality, and the Discourse of Science
- Analytics of Language (4 credits)
- Argumentation Theory (4 credits)
- Phenomenology and Hermeneutics (4 credits)
- Ontology and Language (4 credits)
- Discourse of Science (4 credits)
- Rationality of Science (4 credits)

Courses - Areas of Study: Social and Political Philosophy
- Philosophy and Society (4 credits)
- Philosophy and Politics (4 credits)
- Philosophy and Law (4 credits)
- Philosophy and History (4 credits)
- Theories of Justice (4 credits)
- Theories of the Subject (4 credits)

Common Courses IN THE Areas of Study:
- Thesis Seminar (2 credits)
- Special Topics 1 (1 credit)
- Special Topics 2 (2 credits)

Doctoral Degree

The Doctoral Degree consists of 40 credits, distributed as follows: Eight credits in courses in the Line of Research students are associated with; at least 4 (four) with their advisor professor; Four credits in Advanced Seminar; Two credits related to two publications (or acceptances to publication) in area-related journals; Two credits related to two paper presentations in area-related events; Four credits (60h) related to the participation in events organized by the Program; Twenty credits related to the dissertation approval.


Courses - Areas of Study: Ethical Systems
- Is–ought Genesis and Structure (4 credits)
- The Great Ethical Systems (4 credits)
- Ethics and Culture (4 credits)
- Ethics and History (4 credits)
- Bioethics (4 credits)
- Environmental Ethics (4 credits)

Courses - Areas of Study: Language, Rationality, and the Discourse of Science
- Analytics of Language (4 credits)
- Argumentation Theory (4 credits)
- Phenomenology and Hermeneutics (4 credits)
- Ontology and Language (4 credits)
- Discourse of Science (4 credits)
- Rationality of Science (4 credits)

Courses - Areas of Study: Social and Political Philosophy
- Philosophy and Society (4 credits)
- Philosophy and Politics (4 credits)
- Philosophy and Law (4 credits)
- Philosophy and History (4 credits)
- Theories of Justice (4 credits)
- Theories of the Subject (4 credits)

Common Courses IN THE Areas of Study:
- Advanced Seminar (2 credits)
- Special Topics 1 (1 credit)
- Special Topics 2 (2 credits)

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Department of the Graduate Program in Philosophy
Phone: +55 (51) 3590-8781
E-mail: ppgfilo@unisinos.br
Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8 am to 8 pm
Location: Unisinos São Leopoldo Campus

Philosophy (MsC/Ph.D)