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

SFSU Philosophy Scores High in Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Dr. Eric Schwitzgebel (U.C. Riverside), a notoriously curious and consummate cruncher of any variety of philosophical data, recently wondered which philosophy programs in the U.S. have the most...

Congratulations to our Class of 2021 Graduates!

We are so excited to honor our class of 2021 graduates!


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...