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

The 2019 Humphrey Colloquium

The 2019 Steven Humphrey Undergraduate Philosophy Colloquium was held on Friday, November 8.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Rebecca Kukla, Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University.

The Philosophy Department is grateful to Steven Humphrey for his very generous financial support of the Colloquium

Read more about the Humphrey Colloquium.


Department of Philosophy

310 Bingham Humanities Bldg

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

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