Department of Philosophy

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Why Study Philosophy?

Philosophy is methodical inquiry into the nature, purpose, meaning, and value of human life, action, and institutions. The UofL Philosophy Department has particular strength in applied philosophical inquiry, where the tools of Philosophy inform and are informed by the arts and humanities, the natural and social sciences, and community-engaged research.

Learn more about our department and the value of philosophy


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; Dr. Sara Protasi (University of Puget Sound) will deliver a keynote address. Papers should be submitted by 9/25/23. More information is available 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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