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Doctor of Philosophy

2 November 2009 | Admin UGM INDO

The PhD degree requires minimum of 12 and maximum of 66 semester credit system before the dissertation is completed. The successful applicant for the PhD degree is categorized into three patterns of candidacy:
First, the structured pattern A where a PhD candidate must take the course loaded by 24 to 56 of semester credit system;
Second, the structured pattern B where a PhD candidate must take the course loaded by 18 to 29 of semester credit system; and,
Third, the structured pattern C where a PhD candidate must take the course loaded by 12 of semester credit system.
Candidacy for the doctoral program is determined by a dormat vote of the entire faculty of the Graduate Program in Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, usually after the student has completed two to four semesters of graduate study. Students are required to take a comprehensive examination, including both written and oral components, covering the student’s area of specialization. Upon successful completion of the examination, students begin work on a prospectus for the dissertation.

 

Ph.D COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course    : History of Philosophy
Lecturer    : TEAM

This course is an exploration and discussion of the history of philosophy. Many philosophical issues will be presented in the context of a historical discussion. For instance, we begin with the Western philosophy of the ancient world with special emphasis on Plato and Aristotle. We then learn the Philosophy of the middle ages. This learning of middle ages period may include Augustine, Anselm, Avicenna, Averroes, Maimonides, Aquinas, and Scotus. The system of philosophy in the 17th and 18th centuries, including such philosophers as Descartes, Hobbes, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant are also studied as long as students are provided at least brief acquaintance with the philosophers not given detailed consideration. As a continuation of the historical exploration, we finally study the Western philosophy of the 19th and 20th centuries, including such philosophers as Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Marx and Nietzsche, foucault, Lyotard, and Derrida.

Course    : Metaphysics
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Damarjati Supadjar

This course is an advance study on metaphysics. The course deals with the central issues in the study of metaphysics. Topics to be addressed include the nature of existence, identity and necessity, properties and causation, the mind-body problem, and realism and antirealism.

Course    : Logic
Lecturer    : TEAM

This course will cover propositional and predicate logic (including relations, identity, and descriptions). A formal system of natural deduction will be taught for the propositional and predicate logic, and the predicate logic (with relations) will be shown (informally) to be undecidable by any mechanical process, and representation of logically significant form of statements and arguments to understand the procedures to discover and notation to write down proofs. Relevant philosophical issues and problems will be discussed. Topics include: induction vs. deduction, validity, soundness, tautology vs. logical truth.

Course    : Method of Philosophical Research
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Kaelan, M.S

This course is an advance study on method of philosophical research. The course will address philosophical guidance of research in the field of philosophy and its justification. The course starts with questions about what philosophy is. We then undertake a reading of some classic texts in order to explore a variety of issues pertaining to historical and textual research. The course will include some lecture and the critical analysis of prominent philosopher's biography and their argument, theoretical and practical issues in philosophy, but primarily we will read and write our way through material that will become the basis for class discussion, individual research projects, and class presentations.

Course    : Ethics
Lecturer    : Dr. Sudiarja

This course is an advance study on ethics. The course offers an elaboration of the major ethical theories from the ancient Greeks through late Scholasticism to the development of ethical theory from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. Some of the most prominent debates in the modern period will be discussed, such as the nature of moral knowledge and the moral faculty, the rise of utilitarian moral theory, changes and developments in natural law theory, opposition to and defense of divine voluntarism, the nature of moral motivation, and the nature of moral properties. In addition, this course addresses several contentious moral issues, with the aim of identifying and evaluating some fundamental disagreements about the nature and extent of human's moral obligations. Also, in this course, the morality of euthanasia, affirmative action, abortion, prostitution, and raising animals for meat are discussed.

Course    : Axiology
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. R. Soejadi, S.H

This course covers the theories of values. Specific topics covered include the position of axiology in the midst of philosophy development and its relation to the contemporary philosophy of science. Most of semester will be spent with a discussion on the critical evaluation of value problem in human life. The main topic of the discussion is related to the philosophy of Pancasila.

Course    : Philosophy of Language
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Kaelan, M.S

This course is an advance study on philosophy of language. The course offers a survey of some of the main issues in contemporary philosophy of language. The course will cover a variety of approaches to questions such as:  What is the nature of language? How do words get their sense? What is it to say something?  What kinds of objects can we talk about, and how do we do so? What is the relationship between language and reality? How is it possible to understand what someone else says? Topics may include: theories of meaning, truth, interpretation, translation, speech-acts, rule-following, reference, naming, demonstratives, propositional attitudes, and metaphor.

Course    : Analytical Philosophy 
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Kaelan, M.S

This course will discuss central topics in the analytical philosophy. Topics will include, among others; text and meaning relationship, perceptual content, direct and indirect experience, perceptual knowledge and justification. This course aims to explore some of the implications of the philosophy of language system and we will pay particular attention to the relationship between language, text, and fact.

Course    : Cosmology
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Damardjati Supadjar

This course is an advance study on cosmology. The course deals with the question of the world as the totality of space, time and of all phenomena. In this course students try to solve such problems; what is the origin of the Universe? What is its first cause? What are the ultimate material components of the Universe? What is the ultimate reason for the existence of the Universe? Does the cosmos have a purpose?

Course    : Anthropology Metaphysics
Lecturer    : Dr. Hardono Hadi

This course is an advance study on anthropology metaphysics. Student will introduce the way on how to reflect philosophically the human nature. After a brief general overview of philosophy, it is discussed in this course the existence of human being; mind-body problem, personal identity, and immortality. This course then examines the nature, extent, and legitimacy of concern in philosophy with human beings with their cognitive faculties, well-being, or language is also explored. Such anthropocentrism in philosophy will be examined in relation to the tension between subjectivism and naturalism in epistemology and in ethics, and between realism and antirealism in metaphysics.

Course    : Philosophy of God
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Abdul Munir Mulkan

This course is an advance study on philosophy of God. The course surveys central positions held by philosophers on the central issues in philosophy of religion such as skepticism, the existence of God, and the justification of religious norms. Arguments for and against these positions are presented and discussed, and students are encouraged to participate in the discussion. Relevant philosophical issues and problems related to both faith and reason will also be discussed.

Course    : Philosophy of Religion
Lecturer    : Dr. Muhammad Mukhtasar Syamsuddin

This is an advance study on philosophy of religion. The study examine the intellectual influence of religious traditions upon the history of philosophy has been profound, and vice versa. This course will examine central questions in the philosophy of religion, both classical and contemporary. Issues will include the nature of religious knowledge and experience, the existence and nature of God, divine-command ethics, the problem of evil, and the interpretation of religious texts and rituals.

Course    : Philosophy of Education
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Imam Barnadib, M.A

This course is an advance study on philosophy of education. In this course much of philosophical concept of education is elaborated through critical reflection on the thought of prominent philosopher such as Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Dewey, Jean Piaget, Paulo Freire, Heidegger and the formulation of educational philosophy that endures today. We will consider arguments surrounding the purpose, process, nature and ideals of education.

Course    : Philosophy of Culture
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Djuretna Adi Imam Muhni, M.A

This course is an advance study on philosophy of culture. In this course we shall consider the main question in the philosophy of culture as; what is culture? The consideration of the main question will explore critical concept of cultures through philosophy of history, social philosophy, and religious thought. We then discuss two traditions; western and oriental cultures.

Course    : Philosophy of Science
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Koento Wibisono

This course is an advance study on philosophy of science. The course will introduce major issues in the philosophy of science. We discuss the nature of empirical evidence and its relation to scientific theory, the meaning of theoretical statements, the nature and function of scientific theories and explanations, and the problem of distinguishing science from pseudo-science. In connection with the latter, we will consider some alleged examples, e.g., scientific creationism. In the process, we will also survey the historical development of 20th-century philosophy of science.

Course    : Philosophy of Environment and Technology
Lecturer    : Dr. Zainal Abidin Bagir

This course is an advance study on philosophy of environment and technology. The course is designed to philosophically analyze the arguments and principles surrounding moral questions about the environment and the development of technology. In this course we will discuss whether non-humans have moral standing; duties to future generations; policy regarding population, common resources, pollution; preserving biodiversity, forests; property rights; efficiency and equity considerations; decision-making associated with global risk-taking, e.g., global warming.

Course    : Philosophy of Science
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Koento Wibisono

This course is an advance study on philosophy of science. The course will introduce major issues in the philosophy of science. We discuss the nature of empirical evidence and its relation to scientific theory, the meaning of theoretical statements, the nature and function of scientific theories and explanations, and the problem of distinguishing science from pseudo-science. In connection with the latter, we will consider some alleged examples, e.g., scientific creationism. In the process, we will also survey the historical development of 20th-century philosophy of science.

Course    : Philosophy of Environment and Technology
Lecturer    : Dr. Zainal Abidin Bagir

This course is an advance study on philosophy of environment and technology. The course is designed to philosophically analyze the arguments and principles surrounding moral questions about the environment and the development of technology. In this course we will discuss whether non-humans have moral standing; duties to future generations; policy regarding population, common resources, pollution; preserving biodiversity, forests; property rights; efficiency and equity considerations; decision-making associated with global risk-taking, e.g., global warming.

Course    : Philosophy of History
Lecturer    : Dr. F.X. Baskoro Tulus Wardoyo

This course is an advance study on philosophy of history. The course will cover central issues in the ancient, medieval, and 20th-century philosophy of history including the objectivity of historical knowledge, methodological issues underlying the interpretation of historical data, the nature of historical explanations as compared to scientific explanations in general, and the nature and existence of laws governing history. The question of reductionism, whether history is the sum total of the activities of individual people, will also be discussed.

Course    : Philosophy of Law
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. R. Soejadi, S.H

This course is an advance study on philosophy of law. The course will focus on questions concerning the nature of law and the relationship between law and morality. We will also discuss questions concerning constitutional interpretation, the role of the judiciary, and the nature of legal reasoning.

Course    : Asian Philosophy
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Lasiyo, M.A, M.M

In this course we shall read and discuss basic works of Asian philosophers. Most of material composition of study is taken from the system of oriental philosophy such as; Buddhism, Confucianism, and Neo-Confucianism. Based on the Asian geographical location, this course will discuss the philosophy of Asian countries such as; Indian philosophy, Japanese philosophy, Chinese philosophy, and Indonesian philosophy.

Course    : Philosophy of Pancasila
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. R. Soejadi

This course is an advance study on philosophy of Pancasila. In this course we will explore some of the historical tracks of the Indonesian scholars' thoughts on Pancasila. The exploration is based on the principles that distinguish logically correct from incorrect reasoning. We will also learn to use philosophical method to evaluate the cogency of Indonesian scholars' argumentation in constructing their opinion about Pancasila. Most of the semester will be spent becoming familiar with a variety of introduction on Pancasila as an Indonesian Philosophy; analyzing the source of philosophical values of Pancasila, distinguishing the metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical foundations of Pancasila, and critically reflecting the implementation of Pancasila in the whole area of Indonesian life.

Course    : Indonesia-Archipelago' Society and Culture
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Timbul Haryono, M.Sc

The topic for this course will be the free will debate, and especially, the question of what distinct varieties of the type of Indonesian society and culture. Multiculturalism can be constructed and what arguments can be given in favor or against the differing type and culture in Indonesia. We shall examine positions relying upon each type of society and various cultures in Indonesian personal nationality.

Course    : Indonesia’s Archipelago’s Philosophy
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Heddy Shri Ahimsa Putra

This course is an advance study on Indonesia’s Archipelago’s philosophy. Through this course, students will be introduced to the variety of Indonesian culture and tradition. We shall first study the Indonesia’s anthropology and along with this study we shall read a textual description on the local wisdom contained in such tradition and culture.

Course    :Contemporary Philosophy
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Koento Wibisono

This course is an advance study on contemporary philosophy. The course will introduces to some of the major figures in the contemporary philosophy such as Comte, Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. Discussion will focus on their metaphysicaological views, broadly construed. This course is also a study of the main figures of twentieth-century analytic philosophy, including Frage, Russel, Wittgenstein, Carnap, and Austin.

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