Quite literally, the word philosophy means “love of wisdom.” The philosophy department at UMass Lowell teaches students to pursue wisdom in modern contexts by developing critical senses of the self, relationships, and surrounding world. 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Statement

UMass Lowell's Philosophy department is committed to providing a welcoming, safe, and supportive environment for all UML community members, regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, health or disability status, citizenship status, political affiliation, age, or socio-economic background. Learn more about our commitment to and work on diversity, equity, and inclusion at UMass Lowell.
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    Nancy L. Donahue Celebrates the Arts with $2 Million Gift

    This year, the Nancy L. Donahue Celebration of the Arts celebrated the Lowell philanthropist’s $2 million donation to renovate Durgin Concert Hall. It is only her latest gift to the university.
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    Students Explore the Gray Areas at ‘Ethics Fest’

    More than 250 students were challenged to think about ethics and social responsibility in new ways at UMass Lowell’s first annual Ethics Fest, hosted by the Donahue Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility.
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  • UML Asst. Philosophy Prof. Nicholas Evans

    Professor Examines Ethics of Biomedical Research on Soldiers

    Asst. Prof. of Philosophy Nicholas Evans has won a $209,749 grant to study the ethics of conducting research into biomedical enhancements on members of the military. The three-year grant from The Greenwall Foundation comes with an appointment as a Faculty Scholar in Bioethics.