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

Message from the Department of Philosophy on Anti-Asian Violence

The Philosophy Department stands in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students and colleagues as we mourn the loss of Xiaojie (Emily) Tan, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul...

Photo of Metazoa by Peter Godfrey-Smith

James Blackmon's research featured in Godfrey-Smith book

SFSU Department of Philosophy instructor Dr. James Blackmon's article ...

Congratulations to Drs. Shelley Wilcox and Justin Tiwald!

The Department of Philosophy commends Dr. Shelley Wilcox for receiving the LCA Excellence in Teaching Award, as well as Dr. Justin Tiwald for receiving the LCA Award for...