Humanities & Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

With a long and rich history of Philosophy discipline in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences, it offers an exciting bunch of undergraduate and postgraduate courses focusing on a broad range of interests from core philosophical approaches to contemporary and interdisciplinary aspects. Such a blend provides comprehensive dimensions to students’ overall academic and social development.

While postgraduate courses focus on the in-depth research on ancient, classical, and contemporary debates and issues in philosophical scenarios; the undergraduate courses (lectures/ tutorials) deal with a broader framework to enhance and inculcate the conceptual clarity and critical thinking among the students. The philosophical engagement allows them to revisit the arguments, phenomena, language, science at meta-level inquiries.

Philosophy at IIT Kanpur

Our faculty broadly work in Aesthetics, Epistemology, Ethics, Evolutionary Epistemology, Existentialism, Gandhi Studies, Logic, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognition, Philosophy of Creativity, Philosophy of Language, Philosophical Logic, Philosophy of Mind, Political Philosophy. We have a strong Ph.D. program with graduate students writing their theses on various philosophical issues. Our undergraduate courses acquaint students with a variety of philosophical perspectives, encourage them to think critically and apply them to their academic and life endeavours.

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