Department of Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy offers courses of study leading to the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. For details about the department’s programs, please use the links in the menu bar above.
The department’s faculty specialize in the History of Philosophy from antiquity to the present and in many areas of contemporary Analytic Philosophy and Continental European Philosophy. For more information, please browse the following pages: Faculty, Recent Faculty Books, Recent Faculty Articles, and Departmental Highlights.
Department Head: Matthias Steup
Director of Graduate Studies: Rod Bertolet
Director of Graduate Admissions: Paul Draper
Director of Placement: Christopher Yeomans
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Patricia Curd
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The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that, thanks to the generosity of the Office of the Provost and the CLA Dean's Office, it will be offering a Graduate Student Fellowship in Philosophy for Diversity and Inclusion. The Fellowship will be awarded to a fourth or fifth year graduate student who has a demonstrated interest in improving diversity and inclusion. The Fellow’s duties will include creating and maintaining a departmental web page that lists resources, organizing workshops for philosophy graduate students on the inclusive classroom, and helping put together a series of talks by distinguished philosophers on the full range of issues relating to diversity and inclusion. The purpose of this colloquium series is to facilitate dialogue on and understanding of these very important issues.