MDP in Practical Philosophy

The qualifier ‘practical’ in the programme’s title refers to the object of the study, that is, praxis: the philosophical enquiry of human life and practices. Practical Philosophy centres not only on human activity but also the foundations of the social sciences. It pursues the question of how we ‘ as individuals and communities ‘ should live, as well as questions concerning the nature of individual action and social institutions, including the conceptual and methodological problems connected with them. All these topics are part of the agenda of Analytical as well as Continental philosophy; and the differences in their philosophical style is bound to create fruitful intersections into the thematic contents of the Programme.