Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy offers a BA in Philosophy that engages students in thinking about fundamental questions of life. Studies include ethics, political and social thought, logic, theory of knowledge, philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of art and film, philosophy of law, philosophy of religions, metaphysics, feminist philosophy, philosophy and race, biomedical ethics, existentialism, postmodern thought, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of mathematics. The MA in Philosophy offers students a broad background in both the history of philosophy and contemporary thought.
 
**OUR SPRING 2021 COURSES FOR PHILOSOPHY MAJORS**
 
APPLY TO JOIN OUR MA PROGRAM!
If you would like to join our MA program in Spring 2021, please apply by November 2nd 2020.
If you would like to join our MA program in Fall 2021, please apply by May 29th 2021.
The department is now accepting applications by email. Please attach PDF files of application material and address to [email protected] For details, see our MA in Philosophy page.

Special Event

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Transgender Studies panel discussion

The Philosophy of Maria Lugones Meets Transgender Studies: A Complex Conversation
Friday, Feb 12, 3-5pm: https://calstatela.zoom.us/j/83016887361

why study philosophy?

wisdom

it's transformative

Philosophers - literally "lovers of wisdom" - develop the general skill set for living excellent lives.

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it prepares you well

Majoring in philosophy will prepare you for advanced degrees, including graduate programs and law school.

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it pays

According to payscale.com, the median salary for philosophy majors is $87,900 by mid-career.

Faculty Spotlight

Talia Bettcher

What is it like to be a philosopher?

Professor Talia Bettcher discusses her journey in life and philosophy.

David Pitt Live!

PHILOSOPHY TALK