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.

RSVP NOW for Philosophy Summer Camp for high school juniors and seniors, to take place August 5-6, 2024. You can visit the summer camp page for information about the camp and topics attendees will discuss, eligibility requirements, and RSVP instructions.

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

Historic Fiske Hall

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Philosophy News

Curtis D. Gridley

Curtis D. Gridley, a great friend to the Philosophy Department, sadly passed away last month.

The schedule for the 41st Kansas Philosophical Society meeting is now available. The meeting will take place at WSU on Saturday, April 13. Click this story for the schedule and additional information about this year's meeting.

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Submissions are now open for the Philosophy Department's History of Philosophy Scholarship, which comes with an award of $1,500. Applications need to completed by 1 April, 2024. View this story for information about the scholarship and for submission instructions.

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A recent opinion article published by Technician describes a variety of ways that studying philosophy can help you to gain a competitive advantage in many employment sectors.

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).


Contact Us

110 Fiske Hall
1845 Fairmount St. Wichita , Kansas 67260-0074

Administrative Coordinator: Michelle Cronkleton

Department Chair: Susan Castro

Undergraduate Coordinator: Brian Hepburn