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Indiana University Bloomington

To 10 Reason to Study PhilosophyThe 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 forty 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.


  • Philosophy Majors Top All Humanities in Earnings Power: There is one humanities major whose graduates are doing quite well in the job market—and it’s philosophy majors. In a recent study of 1.4 million college graduates, a philosophy bachelors degree ranked higher than all other humanities majors in earnings power — from early to late career. Read more...
  • Congratulations to Philosophy Senior Jackson Gandour for the Kate Hevner Mueller Outstanding Award. The award is based on commitment to academic and co-curricular involvement, student leadership and service to Indiana University Bloomington. This award recognizes “students who have left the campus better than they found it.”


  • April 29
    Department Awards Ceremony
    2:30-4:30pm, Persimmon Room, IMU
  • May 2
    "Understanding Computational Models of Mind" (Abstract)
    France Egan (Rutgers University)
    121 Woodburn, 4-6pm