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Indiana University Bloomington

To 10 Reason to Study PhilosophyThe study of philosophy has been part of the curriculum of Indiana University since its founding in 1820. Our graduate program has been nationally recognized for research excellence for the past forty years. Currently, the department's research profile is well balanced across all major areas of philosophical inquiry, with a few areas of notable strength.   Given the added resources of the University's Pure and Applied Logic Program, large and acclaimed Cognitive Sciences Program, the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, and a few philosophers based in other departments, prospective students of philosophy have an exceptionally diverse array of study options and a lively and friendly intellectual community in which to develop.


  • Congratulations to our Spring 2016 Undergraduate Award Winners:

    UG Award Winners 2016 Jackson Gandour, Biddle Memorial Scholarship and Academic Excellence, Madeline Klein, Ewing Essay Prize, Hussain Ather, Vicki Consolvo, Justin Stamets, Honorable Mention, Academic Excellence.

  • Congratulations to our Spring 2016 Graduate Award Winners:

    Grad Award Winners 2016 Shannon Abelson, Academic Excellence, Sean Murphy, 1st and 2nd Year Clark Essay, Dylan Black, Clark Essay Prize, Levi Tenen, Outstanding AI, Krista Rodkey, Ewing Essay Prize, Nelson Fellows Hao Hong & Wade Munroe, Monica Morrision, Myles and Peg Brand Fellowship.

  • Philosophy Majors Top All Humanities in Earnings Power: There is one humanities major whose graduates are doing quite well in the job marketóand itís philosophy majors. In a recent study of 1.4 million college graduates, a philosophy bachelors degree ranked higher than all other humanities majors in earnings power — from early to late career. Read more...


  • March 24 (121 Woodburn 4-6pm)
    Warren Goldfarb (Harvard University)
    "Is there a language of empiricism?"
  • April 7 Nelson Lecture (TBA)
    Tristram McPherson (Ohio State)
  • "Arguing for ethical veganism: the easy part and the hard part"