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.

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Humphrey Colloquium Returns!

The 20th Steven Humphrey Undergraduate Philosophy Colloquium took place on November 11, 2022. Students from around North America shared their philosophical ideas & arguments. Dr. Teresa Robertson Ishii (UC-Santa Barbara) delivered a keynote address, and Dr. Nathan Salmón led an informal discussion on philosophical education. The editors of Stance undergraduate philosophy journal offered a workshop on publishing one's research, and the 2023 issue of Stance includes two papers that were initially presented at the Humphrey Colloquium. The 2023 Colloquium is scheduled for October 27. More information coming soon.

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

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Department of Philosophy

310 Bingham Humanities Bldg

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

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