Department of Philosophy

About Us

The Department of Philosophy offers a wide range of introductory to graduate-level courses in the major subject areas and various traditions of philosophy, with particular strengths in applied ethics and social/political philosophy. The interdisciplinary scope of most of its courses is one of the Department’s most salient features. The Department’s faculty has achieved exceptional research productivity and outstandingly high student evaluations.

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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.


Humphrey Colloquium

The 2015 Undergraduate Humphrey Colloquium was a great success! Eight undergraduate students from all over the U.S. presented their high-quality work. Professor Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers University) was the Keynote Speaker and talked to us about why metaphors make good insults.

We are now getting ready for the 2016 Undergraduate Humphrey Colloquium that will take place on November 4. Kristie Dotson (Michigan State) will be our keynote speaker. Submit your papers by September 30.

The Philosophy Department is grateful to Steven Humphrey. The Colloquium would not have been possible without his continuous and unwavering support.


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Department of Philosophy

310 Bingham Humanities Bldg

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office Hours

M-F 9:00am to 4:30 pm

No holiday hours


tel (502) 852-6811

fax (502) 852-0459