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Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought

European Graduate School

The Division of Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought (PACT) of the European Graduate School brings together renowned philosophers, critical theorists, artists, and practitioners, offering seminars for students seeking a unique intellectual experience and degrees that can serve work in higher education, the arts, the media, or other cultural sectors. The Division pursues advanced inquiry of a cross-disciplinary character that traverses each of the fields indicated in its title, examining the foundations and significance of decisive currents in modern thought and artistic practice. As many of its faculty are leaders in their fields, this inquiry is defining for contemporary thought. Teaching in PACT is research-led in the very strongest sense, and it is undertaken at the highest levels. It also strives for an open, public character in that it is addressed not only to specialists in any given field, but, more broadly, to those seeking creative approaches to the fundamental questions facing contemporary society.

As part of the European Graduate School, an accredited EU university, semester work takes place in intensive sessions in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, and Malta in the summer and spring of each year. The PACT Division offers two programs: “Philosophy, Art and Social Thought” and “Literary, Musical and Visual Thought,” and grants the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in both programs.

Contact Information
Christopher Fynsk, Dean and Program Director
Hubertus von Amelunxen, President, European Graduate School

European Graduate School
Alter Kehr 20
Leuk-Stadt CH-3953
+ 41 27 474 9917, +49 30 209 25770

Western Europe

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