Welcome to the Department of Philosophy! Wichita State University has a vibrant, challenging philosophy program with faculty who teach and research a wide range of philosophical concerns.

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About the Department of Philosophy

We currently offer four Concentrations:

  • Analytic Reasoning
  • Ethics
  • Pre-Law 
  • World Philosophy  

We also provide a robust education in history of philosophy, Asian philosophy, and philosophy of STEM.

The Department of Philosophy is located in historic Fiske Hall in the southwest quadrant of campus.

Historic Fiske Hall


Philosophy News

Emeritus Professors Deborah Soles (left) and David Soles (right)

Please join us on Thursday, September 7th, when Emeritus Professors David Soles and Deborah Soles will deliver a talk entitled "Considerations on Loyalty." The talk will begin at 3:30pm in RSC 301 (Gridley Room).

WSU Philosophy Student Support Fund

Through the generosity of anonymous donors the department has a new fund for our majors. The goal is to provide help to students who might be dealing with external difficulties, particularly financial ones. If you're a philosophy major who needs help, or you know of a student who might, or if you would like to contribute to the fund, please click this story to read more!

Professor Boyle

Professor Deborah Boyle (College of Charleston) will be the Philosophy Department's 2023 Distinguished Lecturer in the History of Philosophy. Boyle's first lecture (title TBA) will take place Thursday, March 23, at 1:00pm in Lindquist Hall Room 100. The second lecture (title TBA) will take place Friday, March 24, at 1:00pm in Lindquist Hall Room 100. Both talks are free and open to the public

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Come as you are for an afternoon of resilience and food! Attendees will have the chance to listen to Dr. Kabagarama speak on the topic of resilience, incorporating her early life experience in Uganda, migration to the United States in 1982, and career as a professor, minister, storyteller, poet, author, and motivational speaker. Friday, February 10, 1pm-3:30pm at the CAC Theater. The talk is free and open to the public.

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The Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is hosting a meet and greet with employers on February 15, from 10:30am to 12:30pm, for students in the liberal arts and sciences interested in chatting with employers about positions and internships. Free pizza!