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Philosophy Students posing on the steps of the Philosophy Department building

Philosophy Department

Enjoy robust intellectual life in a vibrant academic community

Why Study Philosophy?


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. 

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. We also offer an undergraduate minor in Law, Ethics & Philosophy in partnership with the School of Law.

Attend one of our lectures

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

Meet Our Student Ambassadors

The Philosophy Ambassadors are undergraduate students with a passion for knowledge, who volunteer in promoting the Philosophy major across campus. 

A message from Ambassador Crystal Amoako:

A message from Ambassador Lauren Brakke:

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Featured Content

Latest News

Richard Winfield’s latest book, Rethinking the Arts After Hegel: From Architecture to Motion Pictures, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan this November.  
The Department of Philosophy is excited to welcome new assistant professor, Youjin Kong.
Three UGA Philosophy graduate students have recently successfully defended their dissertations and secured teaching positions and several other former students continue to move forward in successful academic careers.

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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.


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.