Philosophy is the systematic attempt to understand and clarify ultimate questions about knowledge, values and reality. It emphasizes clarity, analysis, and logical reasoning. Studying philosophy provides an excellent training for all kinds of careers where good thinking skills are essential. The department offers a diverse range of courses in Chinese and comparative philosophy, philosophy of mind and language, ethics and politics, and other areas of philosophy including the history of European philosophy. Our students come from all the different faculties. Students can choose to major or minor in philosophy, or take just one or a few philosophy courses to try out.

If you want to learn more about philosophy, the American Philosophical Association has a guide to philosophy for undergraduate students.

Information about philosophy at HKU

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  • Undergraduate coordinator: Dr Jennifer Nado –