The Department of Philosophy is an internationally recognized community of scholars and students, known widely for its specialization in, and contributions to, moral philosophy, broadly construed. That includes metaethics, normative ethics, applied ethics, political philosophy and aesthetics. Undergraduate students may earn a B.A. in philosophy, and graduate students may earn a Masters or Ph.D. in the Department's Applied Philosophy program.  The Department is committed to providing the highest quality of education for students as well as to increasing the body of philosophical knowledge.

News & Information

New philosophy-based PPEL Major goes live!

In October the Ohio Board of Regents put the final seal of approval on the new interdisciplinary major in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) which is based in the Philosophy Department, spearheaded by our own Dr. Kevin Vallier. See the Zoom News article about it here.

Applications Open for Graduate Program Fall 2017 

See our recruiting poster here

April 2017, Bowling Green Workshop on Applied Ethics and Public Policy

We are now reviewing abstracts that have been submitted for our next Bowling Green Workshop on Applied Ethics and Public Policy which is on April 7-8 2017.  The topic is "The Future of Work, Technology, and a Basic Income".  

Graduate Student Teaching Awards

Congratulations to our two recipients of the 2016 Graduate Teaching Awards: Tatiana Gracyk, who received the Independent Teaching Excellence Award, and Ami Palmer, who received the Teaching Assistance Excellence Award  

New Faculty Member Fall 2016

We are delighted to welcome our new tenure-track faculty member, Dr. Brandon Warmke, who joins us after a year in research position at the University of Notre Dame

Events and speakers

  • December  9
    Neil Sinababu, Associate Professor of Philosophy, National University of Singapore
    "From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden"
    4:30 pm, 301 Shatzel
  • March 17, 2017
    Craig Warmke

    Northern Illinois University,
    "Are Tautologies Morally Ideal?"
    4:30 pm 301 Shatzel
  • April 7-8, 2017
    Bowling Green Workshop on Applied Ethics and Public Policy
    See the Workshop web page for updates
    “The Future of Work, Technology, and a Basic Income.”


Studying Philosophy at BGSU