Department of Philosophy

REMOTE OFFICE NOTICE: All offices are OPEN and staffed in-person. However, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, faculty and staff are reducing density by taking some opportunities to work remotely. If you need staff assistance, please contact Ms. at 502-852-6811, or 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 Returns!

The Steven Humphrey Undergraduate Philosophy Colloquium is now scheduled for November 11, 2022. Students from around North America will share their philosophical ideas & arguments. Keynote address by Dr. Teresa Robertson Ishii (UC-Santa Barbara). Informal discussion on philosophical education with Prof. Nathan Salmón (UC-Santa Barbara). Workshop by the editors of Stance undergraduate philosophy journal on publishing your research as an undergraduate. More information here.

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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