About Us

Welcome to the FIU Philosophy Department’s website. We offer both a minor and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and we also coordinate an interdisciplinary Master’s of Arts in Liberal Studies program (MALS). The department regularly hosts guest speakers. Check back for news and information about upcoming colloquia and other events.

The Philosophy faculty is actively engaged in research. Their work is published in some of the highest impact journals in the field including The Journal of Philosophy, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, The Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Law and Philosophy, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Hypatia, European Journal of Philosophy, Kant-Studien, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Philosophical Studies, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, and Erkenntnis, among others. Our faculty have authored books with Oxford University Press, Routledge, SUNY, and elsewhere. Please visit the gold Faculty tab above for more information about individual faculty members.

In recent years, our majors have been accepted to doctoral programs in Philosophy at: U.C.L.A., University of Chicago, U.C. San Diego, University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University, Purdue University, University of Miami, U.C. Riverside and the Catholic University in Louvain, among other highly regarded programs. Graduates have gone on to join Philosophy departments as faculty members at institutions including, Cornell University, Arizona State University, Hobart and William Smith College and Barry University.

Our majors have been admitted to many law programs, including those at Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Miami and the University of Virginia.

Finally, many of our majors have gone on to earn doctorates and master’s degrees in other fields such as: Engineering, Psychology, Fine Arts, Chemistry, International Relations, Political Science, Criminal Justice, History, Architecture, Religious Studies and Business, demonstrating that a background in Philosophy prepares students for success in a wide range of fields.

For further information please contact us at (305) 348-2185 or via email: carrasco@fiu.edu