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Who We Are

The OU Philosophy Department offers a B.A. in Philosophy, an undergraduate minor in Philosophy, and programs of study leading to two advanced degrees: a terminal M.A., either with thesis or without, and a PhD. Our esteemed faculty are knowledgeable in the major branches of philosophy, with particular strengths in logic, metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics and philosophy of art, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, Chinese philosophy, and history of ancient and modern philosophy. In addition to formal instruction, the department provides a rich and lively environment with an emphasis on informal interaction between faculty and students.

The OU Philosophy Department also sponsors a variety of colloquia, lecture series, and conferences, facilitating ongoing discussion of topics relevant to our students and times.

Call for Papers

Every so often, philosophy departments from around the country send out requests for philosophy papers authored by students. Find information about these opportunities on our News and Events page.

Faculty Search in Virtue Theory

We are thrilled to announce that the OU Department of Philosophy and the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing are looking for a new member! Learn about the opening and how to apply here:

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Being a Philosophy Major at OU

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