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Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Portland State University is dedicated to producing better students, better thinkers, and better members of our community. It is where you can develop the following skills:

  • reasoning, concrete and abstract
  • critical thinking about our world and our values
  • clear, precise, and comprehensive communication
  • masterful comprehension of difficult and complex texts
  • excellent foundation for careers in Law, Medicine, and Business


Department Information

Faculty Office hours for Fall 2017 can be found here

Departmental Events can be found on the Socratic Society and Philosophy Club pages.

Information on the Oregon High School Ethics Bowl can be found here.

If you are a current PSU student and have questions about our program or about PSU, check out our Advising page for more information.

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