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Scholarship by our world-renowned faculty addresses a wide range of topics in theoretical philosophy, value, and the history of philosophy.

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PhD Program

The department prepares graduate students to make original contributions to the field and to pursue careers in college and university teaching.

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The department offers a Major in Philosophy, a Minor in Philosophy, an accelerated BA/MA program, and collaborates with the Berman Institute of Bioethics to offer a Minor in Bioethics.

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Jenann Ismael awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship

Congratulations to Jenann Ismael who has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship! Jenann continues a Department tradition, joining current colleagues Peter Achinstein, Sean Carroll, and David Velleman, and colleagues from our recent […]

Chaz Firestone on the Many Minds podcast

Professor Firestone discusses psychology, philosophy, and “The Borderlands of Perception” on the Many Minds podcast. Listen to it here

Yitzhak Melamed featured in Spinoza documentary

The documentary “Spinoza: Six Reasons for the Excommunication of the Philosopher”, featuring our colleague Yitzhak Melamed, had its US premiere last week at Lincoln Center in New York. Johns Hopkins […]