Undergraduate Program

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Contacts for Department of Philosophy | University Updates on COVID-19

Here at SF State, we have several ways of pursuing the study of philosophy, each of which is tailored to the different interests and aspirations of our students.

Professor Tiwald teaching his PHIL 890 course

Traditionally, philosophy is defined as the love of wisdom. Its chief aim is to enable us to think well about the foundations of human action, the nature of reality, and the purposes and priorities of life.