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Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

The Stellenbosch Department of Philosophy is one of the foremost in Africa and offers an excellent education from undergraduate to PhD level. Our staff are all internationally recognised researchers with expertise in a wide range of fields, including moral philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind and cognition, metaphysics, philosophy of language, African philosophy, phenomenology, political philosophy, feminist theory, critical legal theory and critical social theory. We also have a renowned Centre for Applied Ethics, with research units devoted to bioethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, and social and political ethics. For more information on specific programmes or initiatives, please click on the links below.

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What is philosophy?
Undergraduate teaching
Postgraduate programmes
Centre for Applied Ethics
Reflections on COVID
Socratic Society
Philosophy Retreat
About us