The Instituto de Filosofía (IDF – Institute of Philosophy) was founded in 2005 as an academic unit under the Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs. The IDF is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to the study of contemporary philosophy and political thought. Its mission is to contribute to public and academic debate in Chile through top-level research and the organization of public conferences, seminars and research workshops on ideas and perspectives developed within the Humanities.
The Institute is made up of a distinguished group of academics with broad international experience. The IDF offers a PhD Programme in Philosophy (in conjunction with the Institute of Philosophy of Leiden University in the Netherlands), a Masters Programme in Contemporary Thought, a Diploma in Contemporary Thought and an Honors Diploma for a select group of UDP students of excellence.