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History of Philosophy

Allegorical figure, The Philosophy; Wikimedia Creative Commons.

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.

Subfields

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The history of western philosophy is a specialty or secondary interest of many members of the department.

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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.