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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 fifty 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.




  • The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that Katy Abramson was awarded the 2020 David and Cheryl MorleyTeacher-of-the-Year Award for her ASURE course this spring, ‘Public Philosophy’.
    The award was created to recognize College faculty who have proven to be outstanding teachers and exemplified dedication to students coupled with innovative pedagogy within the Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience.