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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  • Research Article - Farhan Lakhany

    Aug 25, 2021

    Philosophy PhD student Farhan Lakhany has a research article, "Outcasts and Relational Egalitarianism;" forthcoming in Social Philosophy Today.  Congratulations to Farhan! 

  • Iowa Innovation Challenge Award

    May 21, 2021

    Congratulations to Professors Davidovic and Hasan, and Professor Shea Brown of UI Astronomy and Physics, who have won the 2021 Iowa Innovation Challenge Award for their work in ethics and artificial intelligence. Brown,...

  • Graduation Celebration!

    May 12, 2021

    Join us Friday, May 14, 4:00-4:30, to celebrate our 2020-21 graduates!  The graduation event will take place on Zoom. Please email David Cunning for the link.