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UB Philosophy professors, pictured from left to right, Dr. Jiyuan Yu, Director of the Confucius Institute, Dr. Jorge J.E. Gracia, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Capen Chair of Philosophy and Comparative Literature, and Dr. David Braun, Patrick & Edna J. Romanell Chair in Philosophy

The Philosophy Department at UB has a faculty with expertise across broad areas of the discipline. We have a large PhD program, and we also offer an MA with several specialized concentration options. Undergraduates may pursue either a major or a minor, and joint or double majors with other disciplines are also encouraged.

The Department has cross-disciplinary ties with other units of the University, including the Law School, the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, the Cognitive Sciences Center, the Confucius Institute, the Humanities Institute, and the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences. The Department also hosts the National Center for Ontological Research.

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We are a mid-sized department offering courses in most of the subfields of philosophy Students seeking an advanced graduate degree in philosophy will find rich course offerings and opportunities for research. An undergraduate major in philosophy prepares a student for a wide variety of further academic and professional endeavors, all of which are presented in more detail under Undergraduate Programs.
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The Department of Philosophy adds strength to the strategic plan in five specific areas.
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Established in 1846 as a private institution, UB became part of the SUNY system in 1962, and the Philosophy Department is one of the oldest in the University. In the twentieth century the Department was noted for its orientation to phenomenology under the leadership of Marvin Farber, who edited the journal Philosophy and Phenomenological Research for several decades.
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The UB Philosophy Department is indebted a former chair of the Department, George F. Hourani, whose generous endowment allows us to bring to our campus many talented philosophers.
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The Noûsletter offers an insider's perspective of the Department of Philosophy. You can download any edition of the Noûsletter by clicking a pdf link listed below.
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The University at Buffalo has three campuses: the North Campus in suburban Amherst, the South Campus on Main Street in a North Buffalo neighborhood and the growing Downtown Campus, encompassing several buildings in downtown Buffalo.

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The Buffalo-Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct character and all united in a rich panorama of life.

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Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is conveniently located, just 20 minutes from the airport.