Welcome to the EMU Philosophy Section!

We are here to help you. The best ways to reach us are by phone or email. Please call us at 487-1018, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. If we are unable to take your call, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you soon. Find the email addresses of Advisors on our Advising page, and find the addresses of Instructors, Secretary, and Department Head on our Contact page. Our office is currently closed to walk-in visitors, but we would be glad to meet with you by phone, Zoom, or Google Meet. Please email us to schedule a meeting.

Why Study Philosophy?

Studying philosophy can help you develop the habits of thinking, writing, and communicating needed to navigate successfully the complex realities of professional, social, and personal life. Our students learn to critically analyze prevailing values, norms, and institutions, and to imagine and create flourishing lives and communities. Learn more here.

Our Response to Police Brutality and Racist Violence

The EMU Philosophy Section joins the American Philosophical Association in unequivocally condemning all forms of racist violence and white supremacy. We are pained and outraged at the countless incidents of police brutality and injustice toward Black people both recently and throughout the history of the United States, and we stand against the structural and institutional racism that enables these actions. We reaffirm our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our discipline. As philosophers, scholars, teachers and learners, we have a responsibility to work toward a better, more just society.

Let Us Know About Your Philosophic Successes!

We staying up to date on our students, alumni, and faculty successes. Please fill out our Google Form to let us know what you are doing with your philosophical skills and knowledge. We are collecting information about your upcoming or completed conference presentations, public talks, persistent media works (blog entries, podcasts, etc.), journal and book publication, and really any philosophical work that would appear on a Curriculum Vitae. We also welcome emails letting us know how you are doing! Click here to share with us!

  • Office: 701 Pray Harrold, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
  • Call: 734.487.1018