Department of Philosophy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Department of Philosophy at the American University of Beirut has a long tradition of introducing students to the study of philosophy by way of a wide range of topics and issues, as well as a considerable variety of authors and texts.

Courses offered cover all main areas of philosophy, from ethics to logic, and from aesthetics to epistemology. Texts and authors include the main Western and Middle Eastern traditions, from the pre-Socratics to Ibn Rushd, and from Descartes to Rawls.​​​

The department consists of eight full-time faculty members and approximately 20 students, including undergraduates studying for a B.A. in philosophy and graduates pursuing an M.A. in philosophy. In addition to offering a philosophy major, the department also offers a philosophy minor.

AUB graduates in philosophy have gone on to pursue a range of different career paths, having benefited from a broad-based liberal education. Some of our graduates have pursued careers in journalism, law, management, education, and information technology, among others.