Sociology Departments - Latvia
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY AND
It continues activities of the Institute of Philosophy and Law which existed from 1981 to 1991 within the framework of the Latvian Academy of Scienes.
Main Areas of Research: History of philosophical, cultural, and religious ideas in Latvia, study of the Latvian national cultural identity and the national processes (E. Buceniece, A. Priedite, S. Krumina, N. Gills, E. Vebers, I. Dribins, I. Apine, Cor.mem. LAS; S. Kovalcuka, and others).
History of the Western philosophy and studies of the contemporary European philosophical trends (phenomenology, analytical philosophy, psychoanalysis, axiology, philosophical anthropology, feminism, post-modernism) and translations of philosophical texts (M. Kule, Full mem. LAS; L. Cuhina, J. Vejs, V. Zarins, Cor.mem. LAS; I. Suvajevs, A. Zunde, E. Freiberga, V. Vevere, E. Buceniece), Latvian translations of Old Greek philosophical texts (M. Vecvagars).
Analysis of the social structure of the society: changes of the social structure in Latvia, regional development, labour market, sociological characteristics of families and women, oral history, political sociology (A. Tabuns, T. Tisenkopfs, R. Rungule, I. Trapenciere, M. Asmane, I. Koroleva, M. Zirnite, B. Bela, et al.).
Riga Stradins University