About Us

We are one half of the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, established in 1976. (The Department briefly changed its name on April 1, 2020.) Our 14 faculty have eclectic interests: apart from the standard fare in ethics, language, mind, and metaphysics, research includes philosophy of action, philosophy of science, feminist philosophy, social philosophy, philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of sex/gender, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of race, Kant, philosophical logic, decision theory, philosophy of physics, and applied ethics. We have a highly-regarded Ph.D. program with about 25 graduate students, and a flourishing undergraduate program with options for a philosophy major, minor, or concentration.