Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Official Master's Degree in Philosophy: Humanism and Transcendence

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
A Madrid (Spagna)

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Luogo Madrid (Spagna)
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Our course explores how philosophical anthropology, ethics, esthetics, phenomenology of religion, philosophy of science, metaphysics and language largely contribute to the development of a renewed and deeper understanding of what religion means. These disciplines are considered in terms of both current trends and the essential nature of their historical evolution since Antiquity.

This Master's Degree consists of a series of seminars that seek to show, through action, philosophical thinking and its extraordinary relevance to the critical problems of contemporary society, and serve as guidance to engage in research in a fully autonomous manner, in some of today's most interesting fields of philosophy.

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C/ Alberto Aguilera 23, 28015, Madrid, Spagna
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· Quali sono gli obiettivi del corso?

The aim is to train students in the fundamental issues of philosophical reflection on the human condition, transcendence, and the search for meaning (for the sake of existence itself, society, nature and history) by critically analyzing the most significant concepts that revolve around these and which consist not only of philosophical literature itself, but also of that relating to religion and all forms of art. Thus, students should be trained to develop original thoughts and ideas that are then applied in an integrated and coherent manner to new and interdisciplinary contexts.

· A chi è diretto?

Candidates must have an interest in acquiring advanced knowledge about the process of research in philosophy, especially with regard to the issues related to the possibility of the human condition overlapping the realm of transcendence. Candidates should hold a Bachelor's or Licentiate Degree.

· Requisiti

Regular students may study the Master's Degree either on a full-time or part-time basis. There is also a special student registration modality available. The maximum time that a student may take to complete the Master's program is four consecutive years. Class attendance is compulsory for all students and is verified by the respective lecturer.

· In cosa si differenzia questo corso dagli altri?

One of the strengths of this course regarding teaching and research in philosophy at Comillas Pontifical University is the special focus placed on the problems overlapping the realm of theology. These are addressed with the utmost scientific rigor and full freedom in the knowledge that this is precisely what is required by the thoroughly stringent approach employed in religion. Students enrolled in this Master's program analyze the human condition, by endeavoring to cover all the aspects that constitute such including all hypotheses in this respect, as well as examining the manners in which one can think of human nature overlapping with the divine. Our University boasts the best scientific conditions for our students to take their first steps in philosophical research, not only because of our renowned faculty staff and our guest speakers, but also because of the large number of international students enrolled in it. We also have an excellent library, with its own philosophy research and documentation journal, as well as the possibility, especially through Fundación Loyola Centro, to provide scholarships for postgraduate studies.

· Quali saranno i passi successivi alla richiesta di informazioni?

Application filing start date: March 1 Applications are accepted until: August 28 There is a maximum of 40 places. In addition to providing proof of having completed the degree programs required by the Spanish laws entitling students to enroll (candidates must hold a Bachelor's or Licentiate Degree, Degree in Engineering or in Architecture, or other expressly stated as equivalent degree), applicants will be required to attend an interview with the Course Director. The registration period closes one week after the start of the seminars in each term.


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The Master's program comprises three academic terms, with face-to-face workshops, one without seminars and only with tutorials, reserved to writing the final research paper.

The studies are structured into the following modules:

  • Understanding human nature through the history of philosophical reflection.
  • The place of the divine in human culture.
  • Ethics and Religion.
  • Esthetic experience and the search for meaning.
  • Research methodology in philosophy.
  • Research Project


MODULE 1: The Greek concept of human nature and approaches to transcendence.

MODULE 2: The language of religious experience and its logic; Science and religion.

MODULE 5: Documentary resources.


MODULE 1: Understanding human and divine nature in the Middle Ages; the human condition and transcendence in Modernity

MODULE 2: Anthropology and phenomenology in religion.

MODULE 3: Theism and moral autonomy.

MODULE 4: Esthetic experience and transcendence.

MODULE 5: Analysis of philosophical texts.

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