Department of Philosophy

A major in philosophy develops abilities useful for graduate or professional work in many fields -- law, for example -- and for any situation requiring clear, systematic thinking. A graduate degree in philosophy is necessary for college teaching in philosophy.

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  • Learn More About the Philosophy Major!!!

    Mar 5, 2015

    An informal informational meeting about the philosophy major. Bring any and all questions you have, including: philosophy and law school, philosophy and graduate school, philosophy and business school, philosophy and pre-...

  • Movie Night "Wit"

    Feb 6, 2015

    Come join us for a movie night. Vivian Bearing (Emma Thompson) is a professor of English literature, known especially for her knowledge of the Holy Sonnets of the metaphysical poet John Donne. Her life takes a...

  • Movie Night: Come see '21 UP'

    Jan 30, 2015

    '21 Up' is the third of the series in director Michael Apted's Up Series . The Up Series is a series of documentary films produced by Granada Television that have followed the lives of fourteen British...

  • Fall UIGPS Conference Showcases work from UIowa Grad Students

    Dec 6, 2014

    The Fall UIGPS Conference will showcase a number of papers from University of Iowa graduate students as well as feature a keynote lecture by Meghan Sullivan, University of Notre Dame on "An A-Theory Without Tense Operator...