• Welcome to UIC Philosophy

    The Philosophy Department at UIC is among the best in the country—many of its members have strong national and international reputations. Our classes are typically reasonably small, allowing students greater direct contact with teachers than is usual for a large university. The Department (comprising faculty, graduate students, and staff) has established a reputation for being personally diverse, approachable, and friendly.

  • Why study philosophy?

    Philosophers think deeply about questions that occur to everyone from time to time. By examining various arguments that attempt to answer difficult but important questions, philosophers develop the powerful and prized skills and qualities of reasoning, critical thinking, and ability to appreciate different perspectives. Further details.

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