Interdisciplinary Philosophy

In the area of "interdisciplinary philosophy", our graduate M.A. or Ph.D. programs in philosophy offers the student the opportunity to take up professional studies in "phenomenology" and "existential philosophy" as reflected by such continental European thinkers as: Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, Jaspers, Nietzsche, as well as, Sartre, Buber, Merleau-Ponty, Gurwitsch, Schutz, Gebser, Levinas, and others. Nevertheless, it is simply not enough to merely study these continential thinker's separately within a vacuum or within a contemporary philosophical movement of thought at the Institute. On the contrary, an "interdisciplinary studies" education demands that "sustained" philosophical dialogue be brought together into a meaningful whole and "interfaced" with other closely related disciplines such as integral psychology and religion.

Prague Humanities Institute - Integral Philosophy


Links to Phenomenology & Existentialism

Independent Study Program

PlatoJean-François LyotardDon Ihde
G.W.F. HegelEdmund Husserl 
Aron GurwitschAlfred Schutz 
Martin HeideggerKarl Jaspers 
Jean-Paul SartreGabriel Marcel 
Merleau-PontyMax Scheler 
Martin BuberFriedrich Nietzsche 
Theodor AdornoEast-West Philosophy 

Links to Philosophy & Literature

Friedrich Hölderlin
Hermann Hesse
Rainer Marie Rilke
Arthurian Legend Literature

B.A. M.A. and Ph.D. Courses:


Phil. 500. G.W.F. Hegel's "Mature System" of Thought (syllabus)
Phil. 510. Hegel's Philosophy of Spirit
Phil. 520. The Philosophy of History (syllabus)
Phil. 530. Hegel's Aesthetics or the Philosophy of Fine Art (syllabus)
Phil. 540. Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion (syllabus)
Phil. 550. From Hegel to Marx and the Young Hegelians


Phil. 560. Husserl's "Cartesian Meditations" / "Paris Lectures"
Phil. 570. The "First Book" of Ideas I
Phil. 580. Lectures on the Phenomenology of Inner Time-Consciousness
Phil. 590. Phenomenology in Psychology and Psychiatry
Phil. 600. The "Second Book" of Ideas II
Phil. 610. Husserl's "Krisis" of the European Sciences
Phil. 620. The Phenomenology of Aron Gurwitsch
Phil. 625. Existence and Love: a New Approach in Existential Phenomenology


Phil. 630. The Writings of Martin Heidegger
Phil. 640. Being and Time
Phil. 645. Hegel, Heidegger, and the Ground of History
Phil. 650. Selected lectures and Essays of Heidegger
Phil. 660. Martin Heidegger and German Existentialism: (syllabus)
(From "Being and Time" to the "Zollikon Seminars" with Medard Boss and
Ludwig Binswanger on "Daseinsanalysis" and "Existential Psychology")
Phil. 670. Heidegger on the Devine
Phil. 680. Poetry, Language, Thought
Phil. 690. Heidegger and Eastern Philosophy
Phil. 695. The Essence of Poetry in Heidegger and Holderlin


Phil. 700. The Philosophical Writings of Max Scheler
Phil. 710. The Nature of Sympathy
Phil. 720. Ressentiment
Phil. 730. Formalism in Ethics & Non-Ethic Values
Phil. 740. On Feeling, and Valuing. Selected Writings
Phil. 750. Philosophical Perspectives
Phil. 760. On the Eternal in Man


Phil. 770. The Writings of Edith Stein
Phil. 780. Edith Stein: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Phil. 790 Philosophy of Psychology in the Humanities
Phil. 800. Edith Stein: A Self-Portrait from her letters, (1916-1942)
Phil. 810. On the Problem of Empathy
Phil. 820. Knowledge and Faith
Phil. 830. Finite and Eternal Being


Phil. 840. Nietzsche: A Self-Portrait from His Letters / Ecce Homo
Phil. 850. Thus Spake Zarathrustra (IV Parts)
Phil. 860. The Birth of Tragedy / Case of Wagner
Phil. 870. Beyond Good & Evil / Geneology of Morals
Phil. 880. The Gay Science
Phil. 890. Jasper's and Heidegger's Interpretation of Nietzsche
Phil. 900. The Antichrist / Twilight of the Idols


Phil. 910. The Writings of Aron Gurwitsch
Phil. 920. The Field of Consciousness (Das Bewusstseinfeld)
Phil. 930. Marginal Consciousness
Phil. 940. Gurwitsch's Phenomenology of Thematics
Phil. 950. Philosophers in Exile: The Correspondance of Schutz & Gurwitsch
Phil. 960. Studies in Phenomenology & Psychology
Phil. 970. Problems of the Life-World


Phil. 980. Being and Nothingness: An Essay in Phenomenological Ontology (syllabus)
Phil. 990. L'imagination: A Philosophical Critique
Phil. 1000. Transcendence of the Ego: An Existentialist Theory of Consciousness
Phil. 1010. Sartre's Existential Psychoanalysis
Phil. 1020. The Emotions: Outline of a Theory
Phil. 1030. Psychology of Imagination
Phil. 1040. Critique of Dialectical Reason
Phil. 1045. From Being and Nothingness to Existential Psychoanalysis


Phil. 1050. The Writings of Martin Buber
Phil. 1060. I and Thou
Phil. 1070. Martin Buber and Jewish Existentialism
Phil. 1080. On Judaism
Phil. 1090. Between Man and Man
Phil. 1100. The Prophetic Faith
Phil. 1110. Two Types of Faith: The Interpretation of Judaism and Christianity
Phil. 1115. The Dialogical Phenomenology (syllabus)


Phil. 1120. The Phenomenological Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty (syllabus)
Phil. 1130. Phenomenology of Perception
Phil. 1140. Sense and Non-Sense
Phil. 1150. The Primacy of Perception
Phil. 1160. From Phenomenology to Metaphysics
Phil. 1170. Philosophical Aesthetics
Phil. 1180. The Visible and the Invisible

Eastern Philosophy:

Phil. 1190. Confucius: Analects, The Great Learning, & Doctrine of the Mean
Phil. 1200. Classics of Buddhism and Zen
Phil. 1210. Texts of Taoism
Phil. 1220. Chinese philosophy (syllabus)
Phil. 1230. The Works of Mencius
Phil. 1240. Indian Philosophy: Vedas, Upanisads, Bhagavad-gita, Mahabharata
Phil. 1250. Lao-Tzu: The Tao-Te Ching


Phil. 1530. The New Life, (La Vita Nuova, 1293)
Phil. 1540. The Divine Comedy, (La Divina Commedia, 1310-1321)
Phil. 1550. Dante's Modern Afterlife
Phil. 1560. The Mystical Element in Dante's Thinking
Phil. 1570. Dante's Inferno by Harold Bloom
Phil. 1580. Dante & the Victorians
Phil. 1590. Dante's Aesthetics of Being


Phil. 1600. The Basic Writings of Dostoevsky
Phil. 1610. The Double
Phil. 1620. Notes From the Underground
Phil. 1360. Crime & Punishment
Phil. 1370. The Brothers Karamazov
Phil. 1380. A Writer's Diary
Phil. 1390. An Existential Study of Dostoevsky


Phil. 1400. Demian
Phil. 1410. Siddhartha
Phil. 1420. Steppenwolf
Phil. 1430. Journey to the East
Phil. 1440. My Belief: Essays on Life & Art
Phil. 1450. The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi)
Phil. 1460. Autobiographical writings

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