Philosophy Department

  1. Epistemology
  2. Ethics
  3. Cognitive Sciences
  4. Logic
  5. Metaphysics
  6. Religious Studies
  7. Humanities


Philosophy Department

The Department of Philosophy is part of the UCF College of Arts and Humanities and houses majors, minors, and graduate certificates in Philosophy, Humanities, Religious Studies, and Cognitive Sciences. Our diverse faculty teaches, researches, and publishes in a wide variety of areas including history of philosophy, the philosophy of embodiment, philosophy of mind, philosophy of space, place and time, feminist theories and feminist ethics, ethics in technology, biological, environmental and animal ethics, cultural philosophy (African, African American, Native American Philosophy), phenomenology, hermeneutics, folklore, art, religion, team cognition, and contemporary cultural theory.

The courses students will take concentrate on analyzing arguments, finding and constructing the meaning of philosophical and literary texts, works of art and other cultural products, and understanding the unique human achievements that are the very essence of what it is to study the humanities. With its mission statement, the department is committed to enabling students and faculty to engage in and advance knowledge in our disciplines. Degrees in philosophy, humanities, cognitive sciences, and religious studies are suited to a variety of professional and academic goals including careers in teaching, law, publishing, non-profit management, information and other technologies, and a broad range of knowledge in diverse fields.



November 2013

photoUCF Philosophy Professor Ann Gleig teamed up with Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Millsaps College Lola Williamson while writing Homegrown Gurus: From Hinduism in America to American Hinduism. [Read More]


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Recent Faculty Publications

Nancy A. Stanlick, Ph.D.

Forthcoming Stanlick, Nancy A. Hobbes's Leviathan. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co., 2015.

Lanlan Kuang, Ph.D.


Dunhuang Performing Arts: The Construction and Transmission of “China-scape” in the Global Context; Social Science Academic Press

Nancy A. Stanlick, Ph.D.

Forthcoming Stanlick, Nancy A. and Michael Strawser. Asking Good Questions: Case Studies in Ethics and Critical Thinking. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co., 2014.

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