Where would philosophers fit in a city? They will be the sculptors of people.

The contemporary world is a constant challenge: its understanding and interpretation are arduous to say the least. In this context, the purpose of philosophy consists of posing the pertinent questions and looking for their answer. For this, it is necessary to bet on the truthfulness of thought: only with this trust in reason will it be possible to elaborate a fruitful speech about the universe and nature, about the reality of the human being and his openness to transcendence. Far from creating a system of empty concepts, Philosophy plays a fundamental role in the formulation of proposals for human action, based on a deep anthropological understanding.

At the School of Philosophy of Universidad Panamericana we are aware of the great challenge that humanities face these days as well as its importance in university education. For this reason we have designed school curricula based on a solid knowledge of the classics, which encourages critical thinking and a deep understanding of what surrounds us.

The faculty in our School, which consists of more than forty professors from different departments, has academic degrees that prove their research capacity. Many of them are part of the Researchers National System (official body which recognizes scientific contribution’s quality and prestige), and of the Mexican Philosophical Association.

Our faculty’s constant academic activity is evident as they frequently participate in national and international congresses aiming at foreign universities and scientific project planning and development. Recently, important lines of research, which have been supported by private and government authorities, have been opened.

Dialog both among teachers and students and with people from other institutions is one of the most important priorities. Our school is visited periodically by highly qualified national and foreign professors.

Primer semestre

  • Introduction to Philosophical Research
  • History of Philosophy: from the pre-Socratic to Plato
  • Writing
  • Philosophy of Culture
  • Philosophy of Nature
  • Introduction to Classical Greek
  • Introduction to Logic

Segundo semestre

  • Introduction to Philosophical Problems
  • History of Philosophy: from Aristotle to Hellenism
  • Language and Communication
  • Theory of Argumentation
  • Philosophy of Culture in Mexico
  • Cosmology
  • Classical Greek

Tercer semestre

  • History of Medieval Philosophy
  • Symbolic Logic
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Introduction to Metaphysics
  • Translation of Greek Texts
  • Philosophy of Man
  • Theological Anthropology I

Cuarto semestre

  • Theological Anthropology II
  • History of Philosophy: from the 14th to the 16th century
  • Logical Analysis
  • Gnoseology
  • Metaphysics
  • Introduction to Latin
  • Philosophical Anthropology

Quinto semestre

  • History of Philosophy: 17th and 18th centuries
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Introduction to Aesthetics
  • Latin
  • Philosophy of Science
  • 3 Elective Seminars

Sexto semestre

  • History of Philosophy: from Kant to the beginnings of Idealism
  • Ethics
  • Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art
  • Translation of Latin Texts
  • Philosophy of Modern Science
  • 3 Elective Seminars

Séptimo semestre

  • History of Philosophy: Hegel and the 19th century
  • Philosophy in Mexico
  • Philosophy and Communication
  • Political Philosophy
  • Thesis Seminar
  • Theodicy
  • Elective Seminars

Octavo semestre

  • History of Contemporary Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Contemporary Mexico
  • Degree Seminar
  • Social Philosophy
  • Philosophy of History
  • Elective Seminars

Seminarios

  • IMPORTANT: Every semester the School of Philosophy offers various elective seminars for students to choose from. They can choose those that best suit their needs and academic interests.
  • Aristotle's Politics. Dr. André Laks
  • The Construction of Social Reality according to John R. Searle. Dr. José Hernández Prado
  • Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone by Immanuel Kant. Dr. Dulce María Granja
  • Four Selected Topics of Philosophy. Joint Seminar with Marquette University and the University of Leuven
  • Political Philosophy in Mexico. Dr. Guillermo Hurtado

Perfil de ingreso

We suggest that you read the following points to determine if you have what it takes to become a first level philosopher.

  • Taste for abstract thought: you can tell because you are interested in theorizing or conceptualizing reality either in mathematics, logic or physics.
  • Taste for reading or disposition to read.
  • Certain social nonconformity: If you are not happy with the world around you and you want to be an agent of change for your country.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Constant questioning of reality
  • Deep analysis of problems and its possible solutions
  • Universal spirit: you like and you are interested in many areas of knowledge. You are constantly questioning life, existence and the world.

Perfil de egreso

Discover the abilities, knowledge and attitudes that graduates from the major of Philosophy at Universidad Panamericana develop.

 

Knowledge:

The integration of different areas of knowledge; their speculative demands make them have a global view of reality that includes: culture, history, science, ethics and human condition.

Throughout the major, students familiarize with different philosophical problems, approaches them from various systems and styles of thought recognizing their historical variations with sharpness.

 

Abilities:

To develop argumentative, logical, analytical and critical skills so that they can generate, fundament or defend creative solutions. Also, they are capable of reading in depth and writing clearly.

The reading habits and comprehension acquired in the major allow them to be able to cope with both philosophical texts and human problems of different areas (social, political, managing, educational, etc.) and prepares them to pass on their conclusions by exercising various teaching abilities.

In the study of Philosophy a crucial ability is the acquisition of the classic languages (Greek and Latin); mastering them allows the graduates to focus on research due to the habits that studying them creates.

A fundamental part of the philosophical studies is the acquisition of research techniques: use of libraries, of online bibliographic catalogs, of index and international philosophical files, and  of footnotes.

 

Attitudes:

Philosophers are characterized by their critical and assertive attitude, by their disposition to discuss based on firm principles, by their openness towards different points of view and the perspectives of different types of knowledge, by their notorious interest in everything related to the human and their ethical commitment to offer solutions to the problems that affect society. 

Campo laboral

The graduates in Philosophy have a function and a purpose in society. Their professional development – just as a doctor’s, a lawyer’s, an accountant’s—depends not only of the degree but it is proportioned to their personal capacities, academic prestige, initiative and bold spirit. Not every doctor heals, nor every administrator administers; it is specifically the person who through the use of his or her university education and his or her unique qualities, develops, projects and earns a place in society.

The aim of the program is to give humanistic content and specific intellectual habits (quest for synthesis, logical rigor, and analysis) that allow the graduates to meddle actively in all those sectors of society where there is a lack of clear overview to pose problems and solutions. Their field of work is: the media, political analysis, family orientation, human factor in companies, and the traditional fields of research and academia, among others.

Field of work:

  • Academia
  • Art and culture
  • Education and social work
  • Business
  • Politics

RVOE

Plantel Rodin: Secretariat of Public Education agreement no.944895 at march 24, 1994