The Institute's educational orientations

In teaching, the Institute of Philosophy aims to familiarize students with rational and argumentative approaches, while applying them to the in-depth examination of philosophical problems in both contemporary philosophy and the history of philosophy.

On the other hand, candidates have the opportunity in Neuchâtel to focus on the 17th and 18th centuries as part of their master's degree and subsequently their thesis. They can also be part of a dimension of the study of the Europe of Enlightenment at the University of Neuchâtel, which is a specific feature of our Institute and our Faculty.

Finally, the relationship with classical authors motivates the initiation to Latin or Greek that we ask our students to do.

Schedule of courses

Teaching descriptives

Recommended readings

Seminars: instructions

Doctoral school

Practical Informations


  • Erasmus
  • Collaboration and exchanges BeNeFri Bachelor and Master
  • Stay at another Swiss University

Explanatory page at the following link

BeNeFri 2020-2021

Under the BeNeFri agreement, BA and MA students have to opportunity to follow teachings in the partner universities. 


List of teachings to download here


Practical informations.


Free auditor

Until further notice, the teachings of the Institute of Philosophy are given online. If you are interested in taking part, all information is available at the following links:

To obtain the webex link, contact the teacher directly. For any other questions, write to this email.