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An excellent foundation.

Philosophy – the pursuit of wisdom – deals systematically with values and concepts central to our lives as individuals and social beings.

Who we are. What we do.

We explore the rational bases of many areas of inquiry such as science, social science, politics and religion.

Opportunities for students, faculty and staff
Academic program in Bangalore, India

In conjunction with the Marianists of Bangalore, our faculty are given the opportunity teach in the B.A. program there. The program is major in philosophy and a minor in religious studies.

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Phi Sigma Tau

Our department hosts a chapter of the national philosophy honor society, Phi Sigma Tau.

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Baker Colloquium

The Richard R. Baker Philosophy Colloquium presents outstanding scholars from across the country to present and discuss their research.

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Annual student awards

We present three awards each year to undergraduate students majoring in philosophy, as well as an interdisciplinary award in conjunction with the Core Program.

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In the News
Experiential Learning 08.21.23

Three University of Dayton students got first-hand experience this summer working as sustainability professionals for the City of Dayton.

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Faculty and Staff 05.15.23

Lawrence Ulrich, a philosophy professor at UD for nearly 40 years and a central faculty member in a 1960s heresy trial on campus, died May 3.

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