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Chairman: Prof. Dr. Abdul Wahab Soori


The Department of Philosophy was found in 1952 It is the first department that came into existence in the faculty of Arts, University of Karachi. From the very beginning, the department has remained committed to fostering a wide variety of philosophical approaches and has struggled towards developing links between philosophy and other disciplines. The members of its teaching staff include Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and Lecturers. All teachers are strongly committed to teaching and research and have contributed significantly in the advancement of knowledge. Moreover, its senior faculty members have also served on important positions of responsibilities in the University administration and other government Institution.

Philosophy Department is committed to a variety of approaches. Researches pursued by its faculty members and students involve living issues of Philosophy, Meta-Logic, Phenomenology, Existentialism, Ethics, Analytical Philosophy, Concept of Self; Post-Modernist Thought, Islamic Modernism, Philosophical Anthropology, Critical Theory, Hermeneutics, Pragmatism, Aesthetic Theory, Consciousness Studies, and  Philosophy of Mind.


Teaching Assessment

  • Semester system teaching with midterm and terminal tests.
  • Class performance assessment/ Discussion group and presentations.


Career opportunities

Students’ after passing out form the department can enter the fields of research, advertising, tourism, journalism, civil services, teaching and law.