- CCU Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy of National Chung Cheng
University started out as a master program in philosophy, which
was established in 1993. It was not until 1998 that we evolved into
a philosophy department proper. We kick-started a Ph.D. program
in 2002. The purpose is to promote research in fundamental and
inter-disciplinary areas, to cultivate professional philosophers
systematically and effectively, and to redress the imbalance in the
distribution of academic resources between the northern and the
southern parts of Taiwan.
Our department prides itself on maintaining professionalism
in pursuing our research, and is the first philosophy department in
Taiwan to establish research teams according to faculty members’
expertise. The faculty members are divided into three major
research groups: (1) Metaphysics and Epistemology (2) Moral,
Legal and Political Philosophy (3) Logic and Philosophy of Science.
In terms of our curriculum, we are also the first in Taiwan to divide
it into modules. They include: (1) Metaphysics (2) Epistemology
(3) Moral, Legal and Political Philosophy (4) Philosophy of Mind
and Language (5) History and Philosophy of Science (6)
Mathematical and Philosophical Logic (7) Classic and
Contemporary Philosophers. The design of our curriculum is
comprehensive, classified according to major philosophical
research areas. We believe that this will substantially contribute to
the cultivation of professional philosophers.
In terms of career, our graduates have a variety of choices. They
can pursue higher research degrees in philosophy in local or
overseas universities. They are also well-equipped to pursue
further studies in education, psychology, laws, arts, and so on. We
believe that based on the rigorous philosophical training they
receive in our department, they can even do a very good job in non-
academic lines of work such as government officials, school
teachers, or business managers, etc.