School of Philosophy




During your bachelor’s degree in philosophy, you gain a solid grounding in both the field of the history of philosophy in the various disciplines of philosophical knowledge (ethics, political philosophy, epistemology, logic, etc.). You’ll be introduced to the main currents of thought that have shaped our understanding of the problems and fundamental questions on knowledge and culture, human action and its aims, political, aesthetic, etc. Your training will also give you the opportunity to discover the main contemporary developments of philosophy.

Greek and medieval philosophy as well as modern French philosophy, Anglo-Saxon and German are addressed in several compulsory courses in the program. They will introduce you to the reading of the great philosophical works, will allow you to gain a historical perspective transformations of philosophical discourse, but also to appreciate the renewed topicality of these different currents. The most urgent issues of ethics (biomedical, environmental, etc.), politics, law, science and its technical applications occupy a prominent place in the program.


Have a great need to understand the why of things, to go beyond the obvious. A passion for the foundations of thought, ideas, opinions and behaviors. Loving analyze, compare and weigh the pros and cons. Having a humanistic and scientific spirit. Master the language and logic. Possess a highly developed critical sense and good general knowledge.


This program prepares you for a career in the fields of teaching and research in philosophy. Your skills and intellectual rigor enable you to address other industries such as medical ethics, environmental and legal, or editing, writing, journalism, international relations, culture and politics .


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This leads to higher studies in philosophy and cycles in the disciplines of the humanities.

All requirements must be met when undertaking the program.

The applicant must meet the following conditions:

Be 18 years or older.

Hold a high school diploma (Bac II) or its equivalent.

Having left school early.

Applicants presenting a combination of education and relevant experience deemed equivalent to that required of the holder applicant may be eligible as a result of the analysis of the file.

The program is limited enrollment, the number of places is very limited.

Selection criteria

The application is analyzed on the basis of the quality of academic record.


In undertaking its program, the student must acquire, from the first session, a portable computer equipped with a number of software, allowing the applicant to undertake the course of his research. Proficiency in basic computer functions and common software is essential. Introductory courses to specialized software are offered outside the program.

Knowledge of French

The student admitted to the School of Philosophy must comply with the provisions relating to the application of the Policy on the use of French at the University GOC

Non-francophone candidate

The candidate whose language of instruction in primary and secondary education is not the French must demonstrate a minimum level of knowledge of the French language. His skills in written French will be assessed on arrival and, where applicable, a patch French courses could be added to its journey.



Bachelor (Licence) in Philosophy (B. A.)

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DRT2106               Philosophy of Law

EHE – studies off-campus

EHE1ILP                 Studies – International profile – Integrated Bachelor of Literature and Philosophy

EHE1IPP                Studies – International profile – Integrated Bachelor of Philosophy and Political Science

EHE1PHI                Studies – International profile – Bachelor’s degree in philosophy

ETH – Ethics

ETH6005               political philosophy Questions

GPL – Multidisciplinary Studies

GPL2005                Research in Political Philosophy

GPL2060                political philosophy I Research Seminar

GPL3060                political philosophy II Research Seminar

MUS – Music

MUS3660               Philosophy of Music Education

IHP – Philosophy

PHI1001                social and political philosophy

PHI1064                Observation in philosophy for children

PHI1110                Originally philosophy: the Presocratics

PHI1111                Philosophy of knowledge

PHI1112                Literature and Philosophy

PHI1113                Research and Writing Philosophy

PHI1116                Philosophy of Nature

PHI1119                Feminism and Philosophy

PHI1120                Philosophy and Religion

PHI1121                Philosophy of sexuality

PHI1123                Philosophy of Education

PHI1124                Philosophy of Rights and Freedoms

PHI1133                Philosophy of life

PHI2002                Philosophy in the Middle Ages

PHI2004                Philosophy of Language

PHI2100                Contemporary Political Philosophy

PHI2101                Kant’s moral philosophy

PHI2102                Philosophy of Action

PHI2103                Hellenistic Philosophy

PHI2104                Philosophy of Mind

PHI2106                Philosophy of Science

PHI2107                Philosophy of Law

PHI2126                Political Philosophy old

PHI2128                Philosophy of nature Plato

PHI2130                Philosophy of Biology

PHI3102                Introduction to contemporary French philosophy

PHI6003                introduction to philosophy for children

PHI7000                Greek Philosophy

PHI7005                Medieval Philosophy Studies

PHI7006                Medieval Philosophy in Research

PHI7007                Philosophy of Medicine

PHI7204                Contemporary Political Philosophy

PHI7208                A political philosophy of the city

PHI7300                Philosophy and History of Science

PHI7302                Philosophy of Mind

PHI7304                Philosophy of Action

PHI7400                The action Philosophy

PHI7401                Philosophy and projects

PHI7700                Special Topics (philosophy)

PHI7701                Special Topics (philosophy)

PHI7702S              pecial ujets (philosophy)

TRACKING PROGRAM- (90 credits)


PHI-1000: Plato (3 credits)


Plato, a symbol of an era and an important source of thought; historical context; philosophical issues of the day; problem of the author; its main theses; constant reference to his writings.

PHI-1001: Social and Political Philosophy (3 credits)


Introduction to philosophical reflection on the social and political reality confronting the major philosophers and the main currents of thought of the philosophical tradition.

PHI-1004: Aristotle (3 credits)


General introduction to the philosophy of Aristotle. Relation to the previous tradition (especially Plato) saw its metaphysics, its physics and cosmology, as well as his practical philosophy (ethics and politics). Efforts will be made, in addition, to make students aware of the importance of Aristotelianism in the philosophical tradition.

PHI-1113: Research and writing in Philosophy (3 credits)


Study of various types of literature searches related to philosophy needs. Study of some literary genres practiced in philosophy. Application in research and editorial work required in courses taken in parallel.

PHI-1002: Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)


Moral experience and ethics method; the question of standards: the problem of “morals” as a basis for morality; a moral duty, happiness or individual consciousness: the passions, virtues and vices.

PHI-1003: Descartes and rationalism (3 credits)


Review of the founding texts of modern rationality, mainly to learn the “Discourse on Method” and “Meditations” Descartes. Perspective on parallel attempts (Hobbes) and immediate developments (Spinoza and Leibniz). The emphasis will however be on the reading of Descartes rather than on historical overflights.

PHI-1005: Hume and empiricist tradition (3 credits)


Introduction to classical empiricism (Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume) as a solution to the philosophical problem of human knowledge: the conditions of its appearance and disappearance.

PHI-2001: Kant (3 credits)


Introduction to the “Critique of Pure Reason” Kant. The question of the possibility of metaphysics as science and the Copernican revolution. The two parts of the Kantian theory of knowledge: the transcendental aesthetic and the doctrine of categories.

PHI-2002: Philosophy in the Middle Ages (3 credits)


Introduction to Philosophical practice in the Middle Ages. Emphasis will be placed on philosophy in the thirteenth century, showing the history and subsequent developments.

PHI-2006: Symbolic Logic I (3 credits)


Formal logic deals with the validity of the inferences, regardless of their contents. This course aims to clarify what constitutes a valid inference, to teach the student how to translate natural language formal language and learn about some methods for judging the validity of inferences.

PHI-2003: Hegel (3 credits)


General introduction to the problems of the philosophy of Hegel as the absolute science. Project Position Hegelian philosophical opposite of previous companies, especially that of Kant, Fichte and Schelling. Study of the phenomenology of spirit as a whole. Analyzed texts: “Introduction” and the first part of the “Self-awareness”.

PHI-2004: Philosophy of Language (3 credits)


Introduction to the analytical current in philosophy from the examination of language syntactically, semantics and pragmatics. Study of the main concepts of philosophy of language and major texts that marked the tradition of Frege to today.

PHI-2005: Introduction to epistemology (3 credits)


Introduction to contemporary epistemology: its nature, its problems, its methods, its foundations and its various schools of thought (inductivism, hypothetical-deductivism, confirmationisme, falsificationism, constructivism, pragmatism operationalism, instrumentalism, etc.).

PHI-3000: Husserl and phenomenology (3 credits)


Introduce students to the idea of a philosophy conceived as seeking logos Cartesian order of phenomena. The phenomenology of subjectivity and universal. The epistemological starting point of phenomenology. Eidetic reduction and transcendental reduction. Intentionality and the idea of the constitution. The concept of horizon. Transcendental phenomenology and eternal project of the first philosophy. The outlook for the critique of logical and ontological reason. The solitary subjectivity and omnisubjectivité. The question of involvement in the humanization of the world. The project of Husserl and post-Husserlian phenomenology.

PHI-1062: Thinking for ourselves: values and truths (3 credits)


This course put primarily on philosophical practice research community. It gives the student the opportunity to enhance their critical thinking, creativity, ability to self-correction and the ability to work with others. Knowledge drawn from it is operational since it comes from practice. It is therefore a basic introduction for anyone who wants to develop in this direction or initiate groups of people at a similar development. There may be groups of students from primary, secondary, college or university groups with the task of thinking together – they are inserted in the workplace or research community – groups related to an organization leisure (scout, guides, camp, etc.), groups involved in counseling, parent groups, seniors groups, etc. In this course, participants are expected to understand how and why philosophy, properly redrawn in his teaching, helps develop an awareness of philosophical principles – primarily ethical – which govern the implementation of the action.

PHI-1063: Thinking for ourselves: Speech and Silence (3 credits)


This course put primarily on philosophical practice research community. It allows students to improve their critical thinking, creativity, ability to self-correction and the ability to work with others. Knowledge drawn from it is operational, since it comes from practice. It is therefore an introduction for anyone who wants to perfect in the sense that wishes to initiate or groups of people with a similar development. These may be groups of students from primary, secondary, college or university groups with the task of thinking together, whether in the workplace or research environment, groups linked to an organization leisure (young scouts, guides, camps, etc.), groups involved in counseling, parent groups, seniors groups, etc. In this course, participants are called to deepen their thinking on the fundamental role of language in the representation and expression of our experience.

PHI-1064: Observation in philosophy for children (3 credits)


This course focuses on the observation of children’s communities engaged in the act of philosophizing. Is aimed particularly to the person who wants to observe or understand and then explain the main components of the process of doing philosophy with children. The objective of this course is to learn to observe audiovisual material showing three children’s communities, first, second and third cycles of primary school, engaged in the practice of philosophy research community.

PHI-1101: Aristotelian Logic (3 credits)


Recognition and practical analysis of the main instruments of reason: the definition, the proposal, reasoning, syllogisms demonstrative, likely, sophisticated, induction, eg, enthymeme. The examples and practical exercises are essential parts of the course.

PHI-1110: Originally philosophy: the Presocratics (3 credits)


Beyond their radical differences and in the most diverse fields, thinkers of our time whose influence seems most prominent in the West reflect that experience we must first know the masters of Greek philosophy. This course on “Presocratics” strives to respect the context of their thoughts and see them in all their news.

PHI-1111: Philosophy of Knowledge (3 credits)


Introduction to vast field of human knowledge: sensitive, intellectual, intuitive, emotional, mystical. Deep nature and significance of knowledge. Metaphysical dimensions of the problem of truth. Critical assessment and deepening of different types of knowledge. Major historical and current issues. Consequences for our condition,

PHI-1112: Literature and Philosophy (3 credits)


Introduction to some fundamental philosophical themes establishing continuity between the actual philosophy and literature.

PHI-1114: Utopian Thought (3 credits)


To penetrate the nearest proximity, said Bloch, the most acute utopian consciousness is needed. This course, essential complement to the traditional political philosophy, highlights the fundamental importance of utopian thinking in the political consciousness of humanity.

 PHI-1116: Philosophy of Nature (3 credits)


Study of some conceptions of nature (especially those of Aristotle, Descartes and Whitehead) for passing the student to a more or less commonplace vision, naive or romantic nature, to design an informed, thoughtful depth and different realities directly or indirectly related to the idea of nature. Highlighting a few fundamental problems and some essential evidence. The question of interiority and purpose in nature; the phenomenon of consciousness; the time and motion; the opposition nature-culture; nature and ecology.

PHI-1117: Aristotle Psychology (3 credits)


A deep reflection on life and vital activities, centered on the Treaty On the Soul Aristotle. An opportunity to address the major issues on the nature of the soul, the reliability of sensible knowledge and specificity of intellectual knowledge, distinguishing own contribution to philosophy compared to other sciences living such experimental psychology and biology.

PHI-1119: Feminism and Philosophy (3 credits)


his course aims to initiate a philosophical and interdisciplinary reflection on feminism from thinkers or important issues for our contemporary world.

PHI-1120: Philosophy and Religion (3 credits)


Introduction to complex relationships between philosophy and religion. We question these relations in a historical perspective. We also discuss the main research fields from this historic and critical path. Finally, the course will enable students to situate themselves in relation to this issue.

PHI-1121: Philosophy of Sexuality (3 credits)


Sexuality is intimately linked to the existence of human beings. Vitale, it sometimes leads to creation. Some of it is why we are on this Earth. Dangerous, it also sometimes leads to death. Always, it seems, it presupposes a relationship. Sexuality is associated with many aspects of human life: desire, pleasure, meeting, friendship, love, beauty, enjoyment, laughter, joy, etc. But also perversion, censorship, repression, harassment, violence, tears, pain, etc. It’s enough to wonder when it thinks a little. Complex reality, leading to joy as the suffering, sexuality is part of our lives and, regardless of age, called an articulated research – philosophical and multidisciplinary – in search of the presuppositions that seem to govern in its contradictions. Thinking his life and living well, the student should learn to take a critical and creative perspective on this central aspect of his existence.

PHI-1123: Philosophy of Education (3 credits)


Critical reflection on current problems of education in order to highlight the foundations of the educational activity. The broad guidelines that are emerging in the education of the person of tomorrow. Highlighting the close relationship between the different conceptions of the ideal educational activity and the various philosophical conceptions of the human person.

PHI-1124: Philosophy of Rights and Freedoms (3 credits)


The rights and freedoms are problematic on their basis, as to internal tensions that animate them and in their interpretation in solving social problems. The course offers a critical philosophical reflection around these three axes.

PHI-1126: Medieval Philosophers (3 credits)


This course addresses a variable content or some writers at once. It will study over the years the life and work of medieval thinkers like Augustine, Boethius, John Scotus Erigena, Al-Farabi, Avicenna, Avicebron, Anselm of Canterbury, Abelard, Averroes, Maimonides, Albert the Great, Roger Bacon, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas, Siger of Brabant, Dante Alighieri, Meister Eckhart, John Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, Jean Buridan, Nicolas of Cusa, etc.

PHI-1127: Philosophical Anthropology (3 credits)


Introduction to rigorous philosophical interrogation on man. The course is developed around three themes: the transition from medieval to modern science anthropology; man as a body in the universe; man as spirit.

PHI-1129: Thomas Aquinas (3 credits)


Thomas Aquinas is the most famous thinkers of the Middle Ages. His work, nearly ten million words, covering all medieval philosophical and theological literary genres. The objective of this course is to introduce the highlights of the vast system of Aquinas, whose guidance has always been to establish undeniably theology as a science, relying for this purpose on the Aristotelian epistemology then recently rediscovery: these are the philosophical implications of this remarkable phenomenon that the course seeks to highlight the reading and analysis of key texts.

PHI-1130: The French moralists (3 credits)


Introduction to a large current of French thought in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, located at the junction of philosophy and literature. Montaigne and Pascal are the most significant figures, but the authors and themes chosen for the course will be specified at the beginning of the quarter.

PHI-1131: Aristotle’s Metaphysics (3 credits)


Presentation of metaphysics as science of being as being. After a consideration of the place and method of this science, we go to the great themes of the analogy of being and its divisions, the one and the many, the true, the good and the beautiful.

PHI-1133: Philosophy of existence (3 credits)


Study of a selection of authors and philosophical texts belonging to the so-called existentialist thought (from Kierkegaard to Sartre), as well as some great works of literature that can be associated to this current in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Questions and works covered in the course will be specified at the beginning of the quarter.

PHI-1134: Thinkers of Enlightenment (3 credits)


Introduction to moral and political thought of the eighteenth century France, particularly by reading the works of Montesquieu, Rousseau and Diderot.

PHI-1135: Bergson (3 credits)


This course presents the thought of Bergson through his principal works. It is the evolution of this thought in the context of French and continental philosophy of his time. The themes of the metaphysics of time (the time of science and duration of consciousness) and ontology of becoming, the life force, here are privileged to grasp the originality of the Bergsonian project.

PHI-1136: Hobbes (3 credits)


The history of political ideas generally recognized in the inaugural Hobbes thinker of modern political philosophy. At the same time, his thinking runs on several key points to the theories of social contract, Locke, Rousseau and Kant, oppose the premises of Leviathan. This course explores the new and original contribution to modern Hobbes redefinition of politics.

PHI-1137: Montaigne (3 credits)


The “Testing” Montaigne among the major works of modern French literature. In many respects, this work also represents a breakthrough in modern philosophy before Descartes. This course aims to study the contribution of “Essays” on properly philosophical reflection.

PHI-1138: Ethical old (3 credits)


This course focuses on the moral philosophy of the five major philosophical schools of antiquity: Plato, Aristotle, cynicism, Epicureanism and stoicism.

PHI-1139: Stoicism (3 credits)


This course is an introduction to ancient Stoicism, which he discusses the general design, ontology, epistemology, physics and ethics.

PHI-1140: Introduction to environmental ethics (3 credits)


This course is an introduction to the main trends in contemporary environmental ethics. It analyzes the thought of the following philosophers Peter Singer and utilitarianism; Arne Næss and deep ecology; Aldo Leopold and Baird Callicott with the biotic community; Hans Jonas and responsibility towards future generations. It also examines other currents of thought related to the environmental crisis: sustainable development; Eco-feminism (Carolyn Merchant, Joan Tronto) and Japanese philosophy around the concept of “middle” (Watsuji Tetsuro).

PHI-1141: Simone de Beauvoir (3 credits)


Simone de Beauvoir is one of the great philosophers of the ambiguity of the human condition, a key theme that runs through his philosophical texts, literary and autobiographical. Refusing always the temptation to remove the paradoxes and complexities of the human experience, Beauvoir has built an existential phenomenology addressing corporeality, freedom, sexuality, lived experience, intersubjectivity, otherness, and responsibility. This course introduces the philosophy of Beauvoir through a selection of his major works. His questions and contributions remain resolutely contemporary.

PHI-1500: Special Topics I (3 credits)


A course content will be determined as available for visiting professors.

PHI-1501: Special Topics II (3 credits)


A course content will be determined as available for visiting professors.

PHI-1502: Special Topics III (3 credits)


A course content will be determined as available for visiting professors.



PHI-1900: Logical Principles (3 credits)


This course aims to make known some of the tools of thought and above all to show how to use them to better arrange the existing knowledge or those under development. We learn to analyze a text or a point of view, to bring out the essential, defining the concepts involved, to distinguish and evaluate the arguments involved. Such training is proving an asset to profitably address any field of study. It also assists in drafting more precise and coherent texts. As this is a basic course requires no previous training in logic. It may be followed by people in any field, as well, of course, by those who are enrolled in a philosophy program.

PHI-2100: Contemporary Political Philosophy (3 credits)


This course aims to address some major themes that have marked the political philosophy, mainly Anglo-American, since the publication of “A Theory of Justice” by John Rawls in 1971. It examines, among other things, substance and the influence of the debate between liberals and communitarians, the multiculturalist problematic and open to deliberative democracy.

PHI-2101: Kant’s moral philosophy (3 credits)


No ethical reflection can not ignore the practical philosophy of Kant. This course aims to present the Kantian project of basing action on the moral law understood as an expression of freedom. Our thoughts gravitate around the categorical imperative notions and autonomy. Finally, we will study the new issue of metaphysical postulates of practical reason. This course will be an opportunity to confront the great moral philosophy systems.

PHI-2102: Philosophy of Action (3 credits)


This course aims to introduce students to key themes and authors that marked the analytic philosophy of action. We focus in particular on the relationship between action and intent, the question of the adequacy of the causal model theory of action, that of the possibility of formulating laws of behavior and the concept of rationality.

PHI-2103: Hellenistic Philosophy (3 credits)


Studies of the main philosophical currents that, from the conquests of Alexander the Great, marked the ancient world until dawn of the Christian era: Hellenistic Aristotelianism (Theophrastus, Strato, etc.), Platonism of the New Academy (Arcesilaus), Stoicism, Epicureanism and skepticism.

PHI-2104: Philosophy of Mind (3 credits)


This course proposes to examine some of the main theories and contemporary issues in philosophy of mind. We approach them including the theory of mind-body identity, the anomalous monism, functionalism, eliminative materialism and the interprétationnisme. We are also looking at the notion of conscience in the light of recent discoveries in neuroscience.

PHI 2105: The political thought of Hegel (3 credits)


Introduction to the study of “Elements of the Philosophy of Right” Hegel. The effectuation of the “person” in the sphere of law. Subjective morality: the genesis of the moral subject, moral action structure and dead ends of subjectivism. Ethics effectuation of free will: the family community, civil society and the state. Hegel and the modern state.

PHI-2106: Philosophy of Science (3 credits)


The experimental method in general: its nature, its stages, its two essential parts. Examples of definition of laws and scientific theories. Comparison with philosophy in method.

PHI-2107: Philosophy of Law (3 credits)


What is right? What are the links between law and morality? Why must obey the laws? This course will focus on responses to these questions by four schools of philosophy of law: natural law, positivism, Marxism and “interpretative theories of judicial practice”.

PHI-2108: Philosopher of the sixteenth or seventeenth century I (3 credits)


Presentation by the thought of a philosopher of the sixteenth or seventeenth century in the context of the influences it has undergone and those he performed so bring out its particular approach to the search for truth and relevance aujourd ‘hui.

PHI-2109: Philosopher of the sixteenth or seventeenth century II (3 credits)


Presentation by the thought of a philosopher of the sixteenth or seventeenth century in the context of the influences it has undergone and those he performed so bring out its particular approach to the search for truth and relevance aujourd ‘hui.

PHI 2110: Philosopher of the eighteenth or nineteenth century I (3 credits)


Presentation by the thought of a philosopher of the eighteenth or nineteenth century in the context of the influences it has undergone and those he performed so bring out its particular approach to the search for truth and relevance aujourd ‘hui.

PHI-2112: Neoplatonism (3 credits)


Provide an overview of the history of Greek Neo-Platonic tradition as a whole with particular fondness on the system of two of its major exponents, Plotinus (205-270) and Proclus (410-485).

PHI-2113: Introduction to aesthetics (3 credits)


This course aims to introduce the aesthetics, that is to say, in other words, to the beautiful philosophy and, in particular, art. To do this, we will review some of the most significant aesthetic of history, from Plato and Aristotle through Kant and Hegel to Adorno and Danto.

PHI-2114: Medical Ethics and Bioethics (3 credits)


The course of Medical Ethics was developed by an interdisciplinary group of ethicists, philosophers and professors from various faculties. While addressing general topics of bioethics and fundamental ethical questions, this course discusses specific questions chosen for their particular interest. The teaching of medical ethics is done in the perspective of integration of bioethics with the clinical decision process performed by various healthcare professionals. The Medical Ethics course is mandatory for medical students. This course, by its multidisciplinary approach serves as an introduction to bioethics for philosophy students.

PHI-2115: Philosopher of the twentieth century I (3 credits)


Presentation by the thought of a philosopher of the twentieth century in the context of the influences it has undergone and those he performed so bring out its particular approach to the search for truth and its relevance today.

PHI-2116: Nietzsche (3 credits)


Introduction to Nietzsche. As it is not routine, a number of selected texts will be in the study, which will help to address the main themes. The problem of nihilism, however, serve as a guideline, since all Nietzsche’s thought is motivated by his passing. Particular attention will be paid to the Birth of Tragedy already exemplary benchmark in the tragic art, or better yet, in the activity “aesthetic” of man, the way of his passing.

PHI-2117: Internship (3 credits)


To encourage practical training, the Faculty offers students from BA in philosophy the possibility of a paid or not, related to philosophy. This course can only be followed by students who participate in the internship program offered in collaboration with the Employment Service. They must satisfy the conditions of this program and receiving, prior to registration, management approval of undergraduate programs in philosophy.

PHI-2118: American Pragmatism (3 credits)


Whether on the classic question of the truth about moral good and his attempts to universalist foundation, on conceptions of democracy and education, the movement in itself diverse, American pragmatism, Peirce and James Dewey, but also in its recent extensions, especially in the work of Richard Rorty, is a fertile provocation of the philosophical tradition. This course aims to present the main lines, the motives and springs of the pragmatist theoretical project and its extensions in contemporary philosophy.

PHI-2119: Foucault (3 credits)


This course aims to shed light on the thought of Michel Foucault, which unfolds on several levels and has as many continuities than discontinuities. In addition to addressing the major works of Foucault (“History of Madness”, “The Order of Things”, “The Archaeology of Knowledge,” “Discipline and Punish”, “History of Sexuality”) for themselves The relationship is expressed between “archaeological” approaches and “Family” and pays special attention to the late Eddy theming the question of subjectivity and its relation with power. This approach allows us to understand a little better the considerable influence of Foucault’s thought on the various disciplines of the humanities.

PHI-2120: Spinoza (3 credits)


Spinoza is one of the leading figures of classical rationalism. His criticism of Descartes, the original design of the substance that comes together in an ethical, political thought, his report to Judaism, all these themes, or some of them in particular are covered in this course .

PHI-2121: Leibniz (3 credits)


This course presents the original position of Leibniz in the debate of his time on science and metaphysical aspirations of philosophy. Both great mathematician and metaphysician, Leibniz attempts to re-articulate in the light of modern science the philosophical project of a knowledge of the principles. This course focuses on the major writings of Leibniz to the “Monadology” which condenses most of his metaphysical reflection.

 PHI-2124: Paul Ricoeur (3 credits)


Faced with the issues raised by structuralism, psychoanalysis and phenomenology, philosophy of Ricoeur deploys original hermeneutical reflection whose multiple homes find their unity in a renewed questioning of the “subject”. It is in this perspective that organizes, during the course, crossing the work of Ricoeur. There are also discussed related issues such as the constitution of the narrative itself, narrative and emplotment, time and history, the will and commitment, ethics and action.

PHI-2125: Social and Economic Ethics (3 credits)


This course is an introduction to the issues of social and economic ethics. This field of moral philosophy questions the normative assumptions on which the systems are based, the institutions and practices of social and economic life, but also seeks to develop criteria to provide an ethical or legal assessment of these areas.

PHI-2126: Recent Political Philosophy (3 credits)


Introduction to the origin of political philosophy through the study of the political thought of one or more philosophers of antiquity and posterity of such thinking.

PHI-2127: Symbolic Logic II (3 credits)


This course aims to introduce students to the propositional modal logic and modal logic of the first order. These allow it to evaluate the validity of certain forms of arguments that can not be addressed using classical logic. At the end of the course the student is able to use wisely different logical systems based on modal concepts one wishes to formalize (eg. Alethic, doxastic, deontic and temporal).

PHI-2128: The natural philosophy of Plato (3 credits)


This course focuses on the study and deepening of the concept of nature (Phusis) Plato through several dialogues, including the Laws, the Phaedo and the Timaeus.

PHI-2129: From Kant to Fichte: the genesis of German idealism (3 credits)


This course attempts to show how the Critique of Pure Reason Kant, which is a philosophy of finitude, has been reinterpreted Kant’s lifetime in a resolutely idealistic sense to the full and complete mediation of the finite and the infinite. The course particularly emphasizes the project of the Doctrine of the science of Fichte, but it also explores the early idealistic radicalization attempts by the Critique of Pure Reason in Reinhold, and Maimon (and in Beck), also taking into account the main objections the criticism made at the outset, including Jacobi, which triggered the famous “quarrel of Spinoza” (or “pantheism controversy”) and the Aenesidemus Schulze.

PHI-2130: Philosophy of Biology (3 credits)


Epistemological questions raised by the study methods, theories and life science concepts. Review of the specificities of biological sciences in their relation to the physicochemical sciences.

PHI-2131: In the nature of things: Lucretius and Epicureanism (3 credits)


This course is an introduction to the old epicurean through a reading and a review of Lucretius’s poem On the Nature of Things.

PHI-2140: Biological Ethics and Science: Biomedical (3 credits)


Analysis of professional practices and research on the biological sciences, especially in the biomedical field, from practical cases and in relation to bioethics theories linking philosophies extended to human health, technology and the environment. The analyzes cover, inter alia: stem cell and regenerative medicine, water and public health, Nanohealth, DNA and personalized medicine tests, computerized data banks, bacterial resistance.

PHI-2141: Ethics and Biological Sciences: Environmental component (3 credits)


Analysis of professional practices and research on the biological sciences, especially on the environment, from practical cases and in relation to the philosophies of the environment, sustainable development and industrialization. The analyzes relate to, among other things: the fish transgénisme plants, energy (nuclear to shale gas), nanotechnology and risk assessment, forest management, protection and use of water , waste management and urbanization, climate change.

PHI-2400: Play I (3 credits)


Readings of philosophical works; These readings will be directed and controlled by a teacher.

PHI-2401: Reading II (3 credits)


Readings of philosophical works; These readings will be directed and controlled by a teacher.

PHI-2500: Special Topics IV (3 credits)


A course content will be determined as available for visiting professors.

PHI-2501: Special Topics VI (3 credits)


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PHI-2502: Special Topics VII (3 credits)


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PHI-3100: Contemporary Ethical Theories (3 credits)


Ethics, it does not exist. There is “the” ethical and must now in this area, to respond more to an abundance of goods that the shortage. In reaction to the dominant utilitarianism there are two more decades have grown in recent years liberal alternative, ethical, communitarian, Aristotelian, feminist ethics of responsibility (including in the environmental field) or recognition which, each in their own way, reveal a relevant aspect of moral phenomenon. The purpose of this course is to become familiar with the basic concepts of each of these schools, and to understand the fundamental issues.

PHI-3101: Wittgenstein (3 credits)


Introduction to the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein through his two major works, the “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus” and “Philosophical Investigations”. Language as a mirror of the world. The ineffability of ethics and aesthetics. The argument of private language. Following a rule. The strictly descriptive role of philosophy.

PHI-3102: Introduction to contemporary French philosophy (3 credits)


What is sometimes grouped under the somewhat hasty as “contemporary French philosophy” actually refers to a set of singular thoughts, often divergent directions, but to draw more of them to a common phenomenological funds . It is precisely in this context that have developed in France the major thoughts Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida. From this phenomenological funds, we discuss their writings and try to identify and confront the philosophical stakes of their favorite themes of otherness and difference Levinas Derrida.

PHI-3103: Philosopher of the eighteenth or nineteenth century II (3 credits)


Presentation by the thought of a philosopher of the eighteenth or nineteenth century in the context of liberty, progress, reason, tolerance, and the influences it has undergone with the scientific revolution to bring out its particular approach in the search for truth, relevance, and enlightenment.

 PHI-3104: Heidegger (3 credits)


Introduction to “Being and Time” Heidegger. The question of the meaning of being and the analytic of Dasein. Topics include: the ontological difference, metaphysics, anguish and truth.

PHI-3105: Gadamer and hermeneutics (3 credits)


Introduction to the fundamental questions of philosophical hermeneutics, especially at the thought of HG Gadamer, tracing the major stages in the history of hermeneutical reflection.

PHI-3106: Critical Theory (3 credits)


Presentation and discussion of basic texts of the authors of the Frankfurt School: M. Horkheimer, Th W. Adorno, Marcuse and Habermas.. Account will also be taken of the contribution of Lukacs to the development of critical theory. As an introduction, we read: Mr. Jay, The Dialectical Imagination: History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute for Social Research (1923-1950), Paris, Payot, 1977.

PHI-3107: Philosopher of the twentieth century II (3 credits)


Presentation by the thought of a philosopher of the twentieth century in the context of the influences it has undergone and those he performed so bring out its particular approach to the search for truth and its relevance today.

PHI-3108: Habermas (3 credits)


This course is primarily intended to introduce the student to the masterpiece of Jürgen Habermas, the “The Theory of Communicative Action” (1981). The themes are: the dialectic of Western reason, rationality and language: the project of a formal pragmatics, the thesis of the paradigm shift, the concept of two-tier society (system and life-world). As an introduction, we will emphasize the continuity and differences in the philosophy of Jürgen Habermas to the movement of critical theory in its early formulations.

PHI-3500: V Special Topics (3 credits)


A course content will be determined as available for visiting professors.

SOC-2112: Course on Marx (3 credits)


This course is intended solely to Marx’s work and, more specifically, the part of it that can be described properly philosophical. Three questions are asked: what is the distance that Marx established with Hegel? What are the philosophical foundations of the critique of political economy? What are the philosophical foundations of the sociology of Marx?


During the 1010 ALL-ALL-2010 or during the 2010-ANL ANL-3010.

To complete the program, the student must have attained the advanced level in English I (TOEIC: 750) during the test administered by the School of Languages or intermediate level I German (result 4).


all undergraduate courses offered at the University, excluding acronym IHP courses and course-ANL ANL-1010 to 3011, FRN-1900, ENG-1960, GSC-1900, GSC-1901 HST -1903, 1904 LIT-LIT-1906 LIT-2900 LIT-2901, POL-1900 SOC-2112, THL-1900


International profile

This program offers, as part of this profile, a number of places for students wishing to pursue one or two sessions to study at a university located outside of Haiti. The student is asked to contact the program director to determine the conditions of admission to study abroad. It may also consult the database of the International Bureau of the GOC University to know the partner universities of the program abroad.

EHE-1PHI: Studies - International profile - Bachelor of Philosophy (12 to 18 credits)


Activities carried out in a university abroad, under international profile, which will be equivalencies student record upon presentation of the official transcript of the activities.
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