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Welcome to the Department of Philosophy at Penn State

The Department of Philosophy has been a bedrock of the Penn State community for more than one hundred years. Students come to us to delve into philosophical theory, explore its historical and cultural impact, and tackle today’s pressing social issues. We are also committed to preparing and diversifying the next generation of philosophy scholars, solidifying our enduring legacy in the discipline.

There are currently no upcoming events. Here are some of our past events:
April 23, 2024
10:30 a.m.–noon
133 Sparks Building
April 19, 2024
2:00 p.m.–3:20 p.m.
130 Moore Building
April 9, 2024
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library
March 28, 2024
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Freeman Auditorium, 117 HUB-Robeson Center
December 8, 2023
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Sparks Building
November 17, 2023
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
133 Sparks Building
November 13, 2023
2:30 p.m.
129 Waring Commons
November 3, 2023
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library
October 30, 2023
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
124 Sparks Building
October 30, 2023
2:00 p.m.
133 Sparks Building
October 24, 2023
6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library
October 23, 2023
12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
102 Kern Building
October 20, 2023
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
121 Sparks Building
September 21, 2023
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Graduate State College
September 15, 2023
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library