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    Why Philosophy?

    From the nature of truth to the social implications of neurotechnology, UW philosophers work at the intersection of ideas and change, while charting their own paths personally and professionally.

    Why Study Philosophy
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    On Campus and Beyond

    As a fundamentally collaborative and engaged department, our students and faculty work closely with campus and community partners to nurture curiosity and drive meaningful solutions on important topics.

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    Our Graduate Program

    Our graduate students work at the intellectual leading edge of their field. In partnership with faculty, they advance understanding on diverse topics including immigration, the nature of science, and more.

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Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

We are a welcoming community of philosophers committed to both thought and impact. Through engaged philosophy we cultivate a vibrant and inclusive laboratory for meaningful discourse – a department that brings vital and diverse perspectives from across philosophy to bear on pressing social issues. From immigration to climate change to neurotechnology, we’re interested in fostering the kind of relevant curiosity and intellectual exploration that contributes to a more just, equitable and thoughtful society.

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