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 master's or Ph.D. in applied philosophy.

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.

Events and speakers

  • March 31, 2017
    Nathan Ballantyne

    Fordham University,
    "Novices and Expert Disagreement"
    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.”
  • April 13, 2017
    Ilya Somin
    School of Law, George Mason University
    "Democracy and Political Ignorance"
    4:30 pm, 301 Shatzel Hall
  • April 21, 2017
    Craig Warmke

    Northern Illinois University,
    "Are Tautologies Morally Ideal?"
    4:30 pm 301 Shatzel


Studying Philosophy at BGSU