Department of Philosophy

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Why Study Philosophy?

Philosophy is both the study of the fundamental human questions and the exercise of clear reasoning. Specialized areas of philosophy give us deeper understanding of work in other disciplines. Philosophy also addresses contemporary issues, including environmental policy, ethical problems in business and medicine, movements for social justice, and the development of artificial intelligence.

Learn more about our department and the value of philosophy

2018 Humphrey Colloquium

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 Humphrey Colloquium is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 2, 2018.  The Department is currently accepting submissions from undergraduate students in all areas of philosophy. Our keynote speaker will be Professor Kate Abramson (Indiana University, Bloomington). 

The Philosophy Department is grateful to Steven Humphrey for his continuous and unwavering support.

Read more about the Humphrey Colloquium and find out how to submit a paper.


Department of Philosophy

310 Bingham Humanities Bldg

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office Hours

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No holiday hours


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