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Department of Philosophy

The core of a liberal education

For centuries, philosophers have asked difficult questions about issues that are at the center of human existence. What is the meaning and purpose of human life? How do minds differ from machines? How can one distinguish between right and wrong actions? Are there reasons to think that there is a God? By studying philosophy, you'll meet some of the greatest minds of human history. You'll learn to think critically, read carefully, analyze arguments — in short, you'll acquire the skills to make a living. More importantly, you'll learn how to make your life worth living.

Academics

The Philosophy Department offers degrees in Philosophy and Philosophy Pre-Law. Both programs are designed to train their students in thinking critically, communicating effectively, and exercising ethical judgment. Learn more about our programs of study »

Research

The Department of Philosophy offers undergraduate research opportunities. Learn more »

Student Success

Philosophy Major Wins Prestigious Fulbright Award

Philosophy major Thanh Mai has won a Fulbright award at the Universiteit Hasselt in Belgium during the 2018-2019 academic year. After she completes her time in Belgium, she will begin graduate work in philosophy at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Congratulations, Thanh!  


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Call for Papers

The Philosophy Club is asking for Philosophy related papers to be submitted for the 2017 Loyola Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy.

Senior Thesis Papers

The Philosophy Department invites all qualifying Philosophy Majors to consider working closely with an advisor to produce a thesis paper and then do a public presentation presenting your research.

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