Welcome students to the online portal to your philosophical studies, adventures, whims, and pilgrimages!

The mission of North Park’s philosophy department is to guide students in critical and edifying reflection on the good life through attentive reading, writing, and experience. In short, our community provides paideia for public intellectuals.

For students enrolled in our courses at North Park University in Chicago, you can find the permanent course materials such as syllabi, assignments, and text resources for your course on the menu items above.   To locate the posts related to your specific course, click on appropriate link under the courses menu at the bottom of the blog.

For visitors, the blog is public. Feel free to navigate the posts and comment. Explore the rest of the site to get a sense of the vision, topics and courses we teach at North Park University. Some materials are accessible only to those students enrolled in our courses, but there is much else that is publicly available for your comments and questions.

Greg Clark, Ph.DNPU-logo
Professor of Philosophy
Ilsup Ahn, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Karl Clifton-Soderstrom, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Philosophy – Director of General Education