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.

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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 ...

Time to Apply for Philosophy Scholarships!

It's time to apply for scholarships! Please look over the opportunities below to see if you qualify.

The Department of Philosophy is grateful to have the means to offer the following...

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...