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

News

October 16, 2014
Steve Darwall’s article, “DARWALL: Slavery, reparations and Yale” is featured in the Yale Daily News.
October 15, 2014
In conversation: Verity Harte on a decade-long project devoted to reading Plato’s ‘Republic’ Verity Hare was interviewed by the Yale News about the annual event that...
September 30, 2014
“The colour of our shame,” the interview with Chris Lebron by 3:AM Magazine is also the title of his book published in 2013 by Oxford University Press.