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Indiana University Bloomington

To 10 Reason to Study PhilosophyThe study of philosophy has been part of the curriculum of Indiana University since its founding in 1820. Our graduate program has been nationally recognized for research excellence for the past forty years. Currently, the department's research profile is well balanced across all major areas of philosophical inquiry, with a few areas of notable strength.   Given the added resources of the University's Pure and Applied Logic Program, large and acclaimed Cognitive Sciences Program, the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, and a few philosophers based in other departments, prospective students of philosophy have an exceptionally diverse array of study options and a lively and friendly intellectual community in which to develop.



  • August 26
    First Day of classes Fall 2019
  • September 26-27
    Elizabeth Barnes University of Virginia
  • October 4
    Christina Van Arlig Calvin College
  • October 19-21
    Tim O'Connor Metaphysics Workshop


  • Welcome new faculty and graduate students!
    The Department welcomes new Associate Professor Elisabeth Schechter, Assistant Professor Vera Flocke, Assistant Professor Katy Meadows, and visiting lecturer John Robison this fall 2019. Welcome also to our six new graduate students: Katrina Haaksma, Ethan Kerns, Joshua Paschal, Jacob Walerisu, Alexander Webb, and Douglas Yetman!