Department of Philosophy

REMOTE OFFICE NOTICE: All offices are OPEN. However, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, faculty and staff are working remotely. If you need staff assistance, please contact Ms. at 502-852-6811, or Interim Chairperson Avery Kolers at 502-852-0448. For faculty assistance please see contact pages for full-time and part-time faculty members.

Your support is critical to our success. Gifts to the Department of Philosophy help us continue our exceptional research and will support the development of outstanding graduates and professionals.


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


Humphrey Colloquium Back in 2021

Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic, we regret to announce that the 2020 Steven Humphrey Undergraduate Philosophy Colloquium has been canceled. We will be back stronger than ever for the 2021 colloquium on Friday, November 12, 2021, featuring keynote speaker Teresa Robertson Ishii, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of California - Santa Barbara. A Call for Undergraduate Philosophy Papers will circulate in spring 2021.

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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