Welcome to the Department of Philosophy


Philosophy is traditionally defined as the love of wisdom, the ability to think well about the foundations of human action, the nature of reality and the purposes and priorities of life.

News & Announcements

Great News for Graduate Students!

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Philosophy at SFSU is now part of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), which enables students in...

Montemayor and Fairweather in Comparative Philosophy!

Drs. Montemayor and Fairweather review Jonardon Ganeri's book "Attention, Not Self" in the "Constructive-Engagement...

New Book by Professor Ásta Uses Philosophy to Address Identity Politics

Polarizing debates over identity play out every day throughout America, from the unisex bathrooms at San Francisco State to the U.S. Census to transphobic policies proposed by the White House....