The Philosophy Department at the University of Chicago offers exceptionally broad and deep programs in western philosophy at the doctoral and baccalaureate levels, in a lively, congenial, and intellectually stimulating atmosphere.

There are three characteristic sorts of disciplinary division that tend to leave a philosophy department in a condition in which its whole becomes less than the sum of its parts: (1) between those who are concerned with the systematic study of issues in contemporary philosophy and those who are concerned with the interpretation of classic historical figures and texts, (2) between specialists in theoretical philosophy and specialists in practical philosophy, and (3) between those who take their problems, methods, and overall orientation from the analytic tradition and those who take theirs from the Continental tradition. The Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago is distinctive in its freedom from all three such forms of division within its philosophical community. Click to continue reading about the department »