Theoretical Philosophy understands itself as an investigation into the several forms and conditions of the relationship between the human being and the world. It can take on different shapes, such as the following: metaphysics, ontology, analysis of knowledge and belief, and critical elaboration and discussion of theories of subjectivity, the mind, action, truth, life, gender, as well as historical-conceptual horizons and hermeneutics.
Research in this area encompasses a plurality of possible methods. Theoretical Philosophy aspires to be a factor of mediation and critical reflection on the several cognitions and forms of expression of what is human.
Theoretical philosophy includes reflection on the nature of philosophy itself (it is then metaphilosophy) and the modes of its teaching and communication.