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Philosophy seeks to answer fundamental questions about the nature of reality and our knowledge of it; about the sources of meaning and value in human life; and the relationship of human beings to each other, to the natural world, and to the built environment. Our department is pluralistic in outlook, representing analytic, continental, historical and non-western approaches to philosophy. Our faculty have national and international reputations in their research fields, and strive equally for excellence in teaching and mentoring students. 

Interdisciplinary Programs

We participate in three interdisciplinary programs, including an Environmental Ethics certificate, and a certificate with the Institute for Women's Studies, as well as a M.S. with the Institute for Artificial Intelligence. We also offer an undergraduate minor in Law, Ethics & Philosophy in partnership with the School of Law.

Attend one of our lectures

The Scott and Heather Kleiner Lecture Series brings academics from across the country to our campus. 

Meet Our Student Ambassadors

The Philosophy Ambassadors are undergraduate students with a passion for knowledge, who volunteer in promoting the Philosophy major across campus. 

A message from Ambassador Crystal Amoako:

A message from Ambassador Lauren Brakke:

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Latest News

The Department of Philosophy held a reception on Friday, December 16 celebrating the graduation of students participating in the Fall 2022 commencement ceremonies. Congratulations to these accomplished students (Barta, Moynihan, Spector, & Sumlin pictured L-R):
Department of Philosophy Professor Emeritus John Granrose passed away peacefully on November 24, 2023 at his home in Yorkshire, England at the age of 83. Dr. Granrose taught Philosophy at UGA for 27 years until his retirement in 1993.
A team of undergraduate UGA philosophy students recently participated in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition at the University of North Georgia alongside teams from UNG,

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The Department of Philosophy appreciates your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more.

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Lectures & Programs

Interdisciplinary Programs

We participate in three interdisciplinary programs, including an Environmental Ethics certificate, and a certificate with the Institute for Women's Studies, as well as a M.S. with the Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

Attend one of our lectures

The Scott and Heather Kleiner Lecture Series brings academics from across the country to our campus.