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

The Steven Humphrey Undergraduate Philosophy Colloquium is back and better than ever on Friday, November 12, 2021, featuring keynote speaker Teresa Robertson Ishii, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of California - Santa Barbara. Anyone who will be enrolled as an undergraduate in the fall of 2021 is eligible to submit a paper in any area of philosophy. Paper deadline is October 1. For more information consult the Call For Papers.

The Philosophy Department is grateful to Steven Humphrey for his ongoing, 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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