Welcome to the Department of Philosophy at the University of Miami

The Philosophy Department offers a wide range of courses at the undergraduate level which cover every major area of philosophy as well as its history. Students can major or minor in the subject. In addition, the department sponsors two undergraduate philosophy organizations: the Philosophy Club, which is open to all UM undergraduates, and Phi Sigma Tau, a chapter of the National Honor Society in Philosophy. Both groups afford students regular opportunities to meet, eat, and talk philosophy with each other and with graduate students and faculty in the department. All undergraduates who are interested in philosophy are welcome to participate in these philosophical events.


List of scheduled departmental meetings for Spring 2017:

Friday, January 27, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Seminar room).

Friday, February 24, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Seminar room).

Friday, March 24, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Seminar room).

Friday, April 21, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Seminar room).


Lis of scheduled philosophy talks for Academic Year 2016-17: 

(All talks are 2pm-4pm unless otherwise noted)


Philosophy Colloquium Series

(All colloquium talks include a grad student lunch at 12:00pm, reception at 4pm and dinner at 6pm)


October 7th               Nancy Snow (Oklahoma)

                                     “From Ordinary Virtue to Aristotelian Virtue”

                                    Graduate Host: Haley Mathis


December 2nd           Alva Noe (Berkeley)

                                    The Writerly Attitude

                                    Graduate Host: Adam Hauptfeld


February 24th           Selim Berker (Harvard)

                                    "A Combinatorial Argument against Practical Reasons for Belief

                                    Graduate Host: David DiDomenico


March 10th               Robin Jeshion (USC)


                                    Graduate Host: Amanda McMullen


March 24th                Nancy Snow (Oklahoma)

                                     “From Ordinary Virtue to Aristotelian Virtue”

                                    Graduate Host: Haley Mathis


March 31st                Jessica Wilson (Toronto)


                                    Graduate Host:


Additional Philosophy Talks


October 24th              Pablo Guadarrama (Universidad Central de las Villas) - cancelled


November 11th          Dana Goswick (Melbourne)


November 28th         Mark Colyvan (Sydney)


January 20th             Guoxiang Peng (Zhejiang University) - cancelled


January 27th              Julia Tanney


February 3rd              Neil Sinhababu (Singapore)


February 10th            Steve Savitt (UBC), tentative


February 17th             Roman Frigg (LSE)


March 3rd                   Don Fallis (Arizona)


April 7th                      Raffaela de Rosa (Rutgers/Newark)