The 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.
- 100% of IU philosophy majors are employed 6 months out (most recent data 2015-17)
- 100% in jobs that require a bachelors degree
- 100% say they are extremely satisfied
- 100% say their degree is job relevant
- 100% say their jobs align directly with career goals
- This will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about philosophy.
- The Philosophy Department reports with great sadness the unexpected death of our colleague Professor David Charles McCarty on November 25, 2020, from a heart attack. No service is planned at the present time. A notice of Professor McCarty's life appears here. Please email Kirk Ludwig if you would like to contribute to a Memory Book for Prof. McCarty.