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Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

The department of philosophy at Stockholm University is the largest philosophy department in Sweden. We host many prominent researchers in various fields, including Logic, Philosophy of Language/Mind/Science, Ethics, and Political Philosophy. In 2008, Philosophy was selected as one of the leading research areas at Stockholm University. With our beautiful location in the heart of the National City Park, we can provide a unique and stimulating environment for philosophical research. We have a strong international profile. Faculty members and graduate students publish regularly in international journals, and each academic year we have several visitors from all over the world. We regularly invite internationally renowned philosophers to our colloquium, and every second year, a particularly eminent figure is invited to give the Wedberg Lectures.


  • Letter of support for the CEU 2017-04-04 On Sunday, the faculty of the Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University sent a letter of support for the Central European University to the Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities, the Prime Minister of Hungary, and the Hungarian Ambassador to Sweden. #IstandwithCEU
  • The Department of Philosophy welcomes a new PhD student 2017-01-23 We’re pleased to announce the appointment of a new PhD student at the department of philosophy: Karl Nygren (theoretical philosophy).
  • The Department of Philosophy welcomes Gunnar Björnsson 2017-01-18 We’re pleased to announce a new appointment at the department of philosophy: Gunnar Björnsson (practical philosophy).
  • Helen Frowe in Philosophy 24/7 podcast 2017-01-11 How far can we go in self defence? And are some civilians legitimate targets in war? These are some of the questions Helen discusses this in the latest podcast from Philosophy 24/7


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Postal address
Stockholm University
Department of Philosophy
SE - 10691 Stockholm, Sweden

Visiting address
Department of Philosophy
Universitetsvägen 10 D
Frescati, Stockholm, Sweden

Student affairs office
Opening hours:
Mondays 12.45–15.00 and
Wednesdays 9.45–12.00 & 12.45–15.00
Office: D786
E-mail: info@philosophy.su.se
Phone: +46 8 16 34 14
Fax: +46 8 15 22 26

Workshop: Happiness,  Virtue and the Meaning of Life (May 2017)
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