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

Still finalizing your course schedule for the fall? Consider enrolling in PHIL 304: Ethics Bowl!

Ethics Bowl is a national competition where teams identify the ethically relevant considerations raised by a set of case studies. After reflection and deliberation, team members arrive at a...

Philosophy Alumnus Jacki Alvarez Awarded Andrew A. Mellon Foundation Grant

The Philosophy Department is delighted to announce that our former MA student, Jacqueline (Jacki) Alvarez, has been awarded an Andrew A. Mellon Foundation grant to support her work on developing...

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...