Department of Philosophy

The Yale Philosophy Department offers a wide range of courses in various traditions of philosophy, with strengths and a well-established reputation in the history of philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of art as well as other central topics. We also have affiliated faculty members in the Law School, the Classics Department, the Linguistics Department, the Political Science Department, and the Divinity School, and have close connections with the Cognitive Science Program. Our graduate program welcomes students from various backgrounds, and our placement record is excellent.

The Department is committed to providing a safe, respectful, and supportive environment for all of its students, faculty, and staff.  In addition to being necessary for health and welfare, nothing is more important to the quality of philosophical community we share and value.  The Department takes concerns about sexual misconduct and other forms of discrimination very seriously, and the University maintains a number of resources to address questions concerning them:

            Sexual Misconduct Response at Yale
            Office of the Provost-Title IX
            Office for Equal Opportunity Programs


August 31, 2015
The Boston Globe interviewed Jason Stanley, Professor of Philosophy and Linguistics, about his new book, How Propaganda Works on August 30, 2015.  Click to read the full...
July 1, 2015
“Time for a New Black Radicalism” by Prof. Chris Lebron, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Philosophy, is posted in the June 22, 2015 “The Stone” section of...
June 15, 2015
“Do Corporations Have Minds?” by Joshua Knobe, professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Linguistics, is in the “The Stone” section of the June 15, 2015 New York Times.  Click...