Master of Philosophy

2 November 2009 | Admin UGM INDO

The Master degree requires 44 semester credit system which is contained in both 26 credits as obligatory and 18 credits as complementary. Mastriculation is a must for a candidates of the Master program whose undergraduate diploma taken from non-philosophy of study.
The graduate program in Philosophy Faculty of Philosophy, Gadjah Mada University offers a terminal Master program and awards the Master diploma to students who wish to continue their study or who are on the way to the Ph.D.


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

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    : Anthropology Metaphysics
Lecturer    : Dr. Hardono Hadi

This course is a philosophical reflection about 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    : Cosmology
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Damardjati Supadjar

This 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    : History of National Culture and Pancasila
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Djoko Suryo

This course will cover the history of Indonesian national culture and Pancasila (including the relationship between Indonesian culture and Pancasila) as well as the discussion of the implementation of Pancasila into Indonesian culture nowadays. Topics include: Indonesian traditions vs. modernization, Pancasila vs. globalization, Pancasila vs. liberalism and socialism. Each topic will be taught for deepening and widening student's perspective in understanding both history of Indonesian culture and Pancasila.

Course    : Metaphysics
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Damarjati Supadjar

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

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

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 God
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Amin Abdullah

This 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 Education
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Imam Barnadib, M.A

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 Law
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. R. Soejadi, S.H

This 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    : Epistemology
Lecturer    : Dr. Abbas Hamami Mintaredja

In this course we will read selections from historical and contemporary philosophers addressing the following questions. What is knowledge? Can we have any? and how is the mind related to the body? This course will focus on a range of contemporary responses to the challenge of epistemological problem concerning perceptual knowledge. We will pay particular attention to some contemporary thinkers in epistemology (e.g. Russell, Whitehead, Husserl, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Quine, Habermas, Rawls, Rorty, Derrida, Davidson, Foucault, Deleuze, Irigaray, etc.) or the contemporary treatment of a particular theme (e.g. logical positivism, naturalism, non-foundationalism, existential phenomenology, return to virtue, neo-pragmatism, hermeneutics, post-structuralism, post-modernism, neo-kantian political theory, the politics of identity, etc.)

Course    : Ethics
Lecturer    : Dr. Sudiarja

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

This course will introduce students to some of the major figures in the contemporary philosophy such as Comte, Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. Discussion will focus on their metaphysical and epistemological views, broadly construed. This course is also a study of the main figures of twentieth-century analytic philosophy, including Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Carnap, and Austin.

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

This 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    : Social Philosophy
Lecturer    : Dr. Haryatmoko, SJ

This course will introduce some of the fundamental issues of social philosophy through a reading of both historical and contemporary works of philosopher. The course examines the development of various theories of the nature of individuals, society, and governments, and if any, the obligations, they have to each other. When possible, these theories are placed within the larger context of the historical and intellectual climate in which they were expressed by social philosopher.

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

This 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 Art
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Sumartono, M.A

In this course students engage in an intensive study of the philosophical problem of art such as; why do human beings make art and why are they audiences for art? what is the difference between art and other things? What is the difference between aesthetic experience and other kinds of experience? what does the artist contribute to make a thing art? how is art related to the moral, social, political, economic and cultural context in which it is created?

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

This 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    : Indonesia-Archipelago's Philosophy
Lecturer    : Prof. Dr. Heddy Shri Ahimsa Putra

Through this course, students will be introduced to the variety of Indonesian culture and tradition. We shall first study the Indonesian anthropology and along with this study we shall read a textual description on the local wisdom contained in such tradition and culture.

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

Description    :This 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 Religion
Lecturer    : Dr. Muhammad Mukhtasar Syamsuddin

This course covers 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.


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