UJ Philosophy: #132 worldwide, #2 in Africa,
#2 in the Global South, #1 UJ department!
Stellenbosch #130, Johannesburg #132,
Cape Town #134, KwaZulu-Natal #184
The only 4 philosophy departments to rank in Africa.
Welcome to the Home of Critical and Ethical Thinking!
We teach people to think
- in a world of info-overload and robot panic
- in ways relevant to our African context
- drawing on our diverse identity
- in three major philosophical traditions - African, Continental, and Analytic
UJ Philosophers know how to teach
- Prof Catherine Botha: UJ VC’s Distinguished Award for Excellence in Teaching 2020
- Ms Dimpho Maponya: UJ Faculty of Humanities Award for Most Promising Lecturer of 2020
- Prof Lewis Gordon (Uni of Connecticut) is a visiting professor specialising in Africana
Philosophy from 2021 onwards.
- Prof Nancy Jecker (Uni of Washington) is a visiting professor specialising in Bioethics
on a 6 months Fulbright Research Fellowship in 2022.