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Faculty of Philosophy and Religion

Department of Philosophy and Religion

Prof. Lakshman Madurasinghe is the Senior International Governor Legal AUGP USA : Global Legal Advisor Vaamaa Forex Holding LLC – The Pintus Group. He is the Chairman Medicina Alternativa, and Global Consortium of Science and Technology. He is a Senior Full Professor of Psychology Azteca University, North America.

The study of philosophy and Religion is crucial to understanding every part of life: politics, economics, the arts, law, medicine, technology, the environment, cultures past and present and around the globe. We bring ethical analysis, the study of religion, and philosophical methods to bear on complex social, political and environmental issues to improve understanding and contribute to solutions.


Master of Arts in Philosophy

The program covers most of the major areas of philosophy, from a mainly analytic perspective. Courses related to the major periods in the history of philosophy are also taught. Candidates who have a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree can take the Master’s degree in one year.

Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy

The PhD program in philosophy is organized primarily around the following areas of specialization:

  • Moral and Political Philosophy
  • Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Human Nature
  • History of Philosophy
Regularly offered elective courses include courses in the Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Religion, Empiricism, Rationalism, Nietzsche, Plato, Aristotle, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Science, Social Philosophy, and Political Philosophy.


The Department of Religious Studies offers graduate work in several study areas:

Buddhism – Primarily concerned with Theravada Buddhism,  Buddhist literature in Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit, Pali, and Tibetan; Modern and Contemporary Buddhism in Japan; Medieval Chinese Buddhism; Buddhist thought

East Asian Religions –Primarily concerned with Taoist canonical literature; the construction of Shinto; Chinese science, alchemy and medicine; the New Religions of Japan;  the relationship of Buddhism with indigenous East Asian traditions (Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto

Early Christianity– Primarily concerned with the writings included in the New Testament, particularly the gospels, Pauline literature, Hebrews, and in the early Greek Church Fathers

Western Religious Thought – Primarily concerned with the philosophy of religion, theology, and ethics (Islamic, Jewish, Christian, secular) in the classical and modern periods. Areas of specialization include patristic thought, the interrelations between philosophy and religion

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