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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

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....

Congratulations to Paul Tubig, M.A. '14

As a philosophy doctoral student at the University of Washington, Paul has been awarded a Mellon Fellowship in Reaching New Publics in the Humanities. Paul is a Neuroethics Fellow at the Center ...


Congratulations to SFSU alum Rachel Phillips for publishing a book review in the APA Newsletter on Native American and Indigenous Philosophy. For access to her book review click on this...