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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  • Undergraduate News: Sydney Schreiber

    May 20, 2018

    Sydney has been awarded an ICRU Research Fellowship.  She is working under the supervision of Professor Figdor on a project entitled "Friend or Food: How Different Cultures Perceive Animal Mindedness."

  • Undergraduate News: Brianna Klabunde

    Apr 10, 2018

    Brianna Klabunde was recently accepted to the University of Pittsburgh's prestigious summer program for undergraduates at the Center for Philosophy of Science (PSP2), July 16-20, 2018.  She was also awarded an ICRU summer...

  • UI Philosophy fundraiser - 1 DAY for IOWA

    Apr 2, 2018

    Thanks so much to everyone who offered support on the 1 Day For UI event.  The department raised over $3000 in donations, and with the DEO match we ended up securing of $6000 in total.  This money will help us to continue...