Department of Philosophy

REMOTE OFFICE NOTICE: All offices are OPEN. However, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some faculty and staff are working remotely. If the person you need to reach is not in the office, please contact 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

The 2020 Humphrey Colloquium (PPD)

The 2020 Steven Humphrey Undergraduate Philosophy Colloquium is postponed and will be held on Friday, April 9 2021.  The keynote speaker will be Teresa Robertson Ishii, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of California - Santa Barbara.Paper submissions are due January 6, 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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