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    Studying Philosophy at UGA

    Philosophy addresses the most fundamental questions of life and being—the nature of reality, free will, the foundations of our ethical beliefs, knowledge, politics, beauty, and a plethora of other topics.

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    Graduate Study in Philosophy

    Enjoy robust intellectual life in a vibrant graduate community, receive excellent training and benefit from our robust record of job placement.

Welcome

Peabody Hall
Peabody Hall, North Campus

Philosophy seeks to answer fundamental questions about the nature of reality and our knowledge of it; about the sources of meaning and value in human life; and the relationship of human beings to each other, to the natural world, and to the built environment. Our department is pluralistic in outlook, representing analytic, continental, historical and non-western approaches to philosophy. Our faculty have national and international reputations in their research fields, and strive equally for excellence in teaching and mentoring students. 

 

Lectures & Programs

Interdisciplinary Programs

We participate in three interdisciplinary programs, including an Environmental Ethics certificate, and a certificate with the Institute for Women's Studies, as well as a M.S. with the Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

Attend one of our lectures

The Scott and Heather Kleiner Lecture Series brings academics from across the country to our campus. 

Latest News

Congratulations go out to three Department of Philosophy undergraduates who have earned recognition for their writing as undergraduate students.
The Department of Philosophy community gathered for an online celebration on May 14, 2020 to recognize this year's graduates and award winners.
 Several UGA Department of Philosophy graduate students have defended theses and dissertations, as well as achieved important awards and recognitions in recent weeks.

Support Philosophy at UGA

The Department of Philosophy appreciates your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more.

EVERY DOLLAR CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEPARTMENT HAS A DIRECT IMPACT ON OUR STUDENTS AND FACULTY.

Lectures & Programs

Interdisciplinary Programs

We participate in three interdisciplinary programs, including an Environmental Ethics certificate, and a certificate with the Institute for Women's Studies, as well as a M.S. with the Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

Attend one of our lectures

The Scott and Heather Kleiner Lecture Series brings academics from across the country to our campus.