The Faculty of Philosophy was founded in 1946. In its research and teaching it invokes the distinguished tradition of classical philosophy while also taking into account the broad range of achievements in contemporary philosophy and logic. It also examines the philosophical aspects of problems raised by the contemporary natural sciences.


The Faculty conducts residential and tutorial master's degree programs in Theoretical Philosophy as well as Philosophy of Nature and the Natural Sciences. Both degree programs culminate in master's degrees in philosophy in the student's field of specialization. Students who have earned the master's degree may continue on to doctoral studies. The Faculty also conducts a two year nonresidential Postgraduate Philosophy and Ethics Studies Program, whose dual purpose is to deepen a student's knowledge in the field of philosophy and prepare the student to teach philosophy and ethics in high school.


All graduates, irrespective of their fields of specialization, receive comprehensive preparation in the fields of metaphysics, anthropology, ethics, history of philosophy, logic, scientific methodology, and philosophy of nature and the natural sciences. This broad education is valued and respected both within and beyond the KUL community.


The Faculty is renowned as the venue in which the Polish School of Classical Philosophy, also known as the Lublin School of Classical Philosophy was shaped. Among the distinguished thinkers who have shaped this Faculty were: Karol Wojtyła (Pope John Paul II, who served as a professor in this Faculty for over 20 years); Stefan Swieżawski, Stanisław Kamiński, Włodzimierz Sedlak, and Mieczysław Albert Krąpiec, O.P. (+ 8 May 2008).


The Faculty is made up of 21 chairs and seven research centers employing approximately 80 faculty members. The Faculty has contacts and exchange agreements (for both students and professors) with numerous European and American universities, including: Oxford, Cambridge, Leuven, Louvain-la-Neuve, Sacro Cuore in Milan, Pontificia Universita di Ca'Foscari in Venice, the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein, New York, Chicago, Notre Dame, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Connecticut. The Faculty organizes numerous international conferences and symposia, such as the Fifth World Congress of Christian Philosophy (Lublin, August 1996) and the annual "Philosophy Week," with the participation of distinguished Polish and foreign lecturers.