Department of Philosophy

Welcome to the Department of Philosophy of The Prague University of Economics and Business (VŠE).

The Department offers a wide range of courses in systematic philosophy and the history of philosophy. Memebers of the department specialize in moral and political philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, the history of analytic philosophy, medieval philosophy and ancient philosophy.

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Only one word more concerning the desire to teach the world what it ought to be. For such a purpose philosophy at least always comes too late. Philosophy, as the thought of the world, does not appear until reality has completed its formative process, and made itself ready. History thus corroborates the teaching of the conception that only in the maturity of reality does the ideal appear as counterpart to the real, apprehends the real world in its substance, and shapes it into an intellectual kingdom. When philosophy paints its grey in grey, one form of life has become old, and by means of grey it cannot be rejuvenated, but only known. The owl of Minerva, takes its flight only when the shades of night are gathering.

Georg Wilhelm Fridrich Hegel

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