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History of Philosophies, East and West

12 months
25732 USD/year
25732 USD/year
13942 USD/year
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History of Philosophies, East and West from Stony Brook University curriculum includes courses on Islamic philosophy, Buddhist philosophy, Chinese philosophy, Japanese philosophy, Hindu philosophy, ancient Greek philosophy, as well as medieval and modern western philosophy.


At History of Philosophies, East and West from Stony Brook University the systematic areas covered from historical perspectives are ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics, cosmology, psychology, aesthetics, theology and theories of knowledge. The program’s courses and seminars on eastern thought include treatments of its western interpretations, and vice versa. Teaching is based on primary texts, with selective use of secondary sources. 

Students at History of Philosophies, East and West from Stony Brook University will:

  • be understanding of native terms and concepts from the original languages of the works read.
  • deepen their understanding of the history of philosophy under the guidance of internationally renowned scholars of modern, medieval, and classical philosophical traditions. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • New York German Idealism Workshop
  • New York City Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy
  • New York/New Jersey Research Group in Early Modern Philosophy
  • Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy Society
  • Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science
  • Columbia University Society for Comparative Philosophy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (Some knowledge of the history of philosophies, East and/or West, is highly desirable but not required.) 
  • Two official transcripts of undergraduate record and of any work completed at the graduate level 
  • Letters of recommendation from three previous or current instructors 
  • Writing sample 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores
  • TOEFL scores for applicants whose native languages are not English
  • Acceptance by HPEW and the Graduate School 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25732 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12866 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    25732 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12866 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6971 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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