Département de philosophie

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Our Department

About Geneva's Philosophy Department

The University of Geneva's Philosophy Department is one of the most active departments in the Faculty of Humanities and the University more generally. It plays a major role in the revival of Philosophy in Switzerland.

The Department is a central partner of the Centre for Affective Sciences, one of the 20 National Centres for Competence in Research, and the Medicine Faculty'y Bio-medical Ethics Institute. It also fosters close collaboration with the nearby Universities of Fribourg, Lausanne and Neuchâtel in doctoral training, through the Western Switzerland Doctoral School in Philosophy.

dialectica, the first Philosophy Journal in Continental Europe, is by large edited by members of Geneva's Department.

The Philosophy Department has also been extremely active and successful in securing third-party funding. Since the year 2000, over 30 mio CHF have been raised for its many research projects. Always forward-thinking, the Department is today a dynamic research and teaching environment at the forefront of Europe's philosophical research.

Ranking

According to the 2018 QS ranking for philosophy, Geneva's Department ranks 38th worldwide, 12th for Continental Europe and 1st for Switzerland.

Why Study Philosophy?

Some extra incentives [in French], in the form of Geneva-based newspaper articles about the benefits of studying philosophy: Tribune de GenèveLe Temps.

Daily Nous, a major philosophy blog, provides a number of graphs, statistics and articles on the value of philosophy.

Our Research Groups

Pour en savoir plus, visitez le site du cycle Découvrir la philosophie.