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History of Philosophy

Philosophia; Engraving by Durer; Wikimedia Commons

The history of philosophical thinking is not only an area of study in itself, it also provides critical background for understanding the development of contemporary ideas.


The history of western philosophy is a specialty or secondary interest of many members of the department.
In addition to European and North American philosophical traditions, UB fosters the study of philosophical thought in Latin America and in Asia. Jorge Gracia covers Latin American philosophy. Kah-Kyung Cho and Jiyuan Yu also teach East Asian philosophies.