The 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 undergraduate major is thriving, in no small part, because of the excellent teachers on our faculty. Our graduate program welcomes students from various backgrounds, and our placement record for graduate students is excellent.
The department's main office is located in New Haven's oldest building, Connecticut Hall, on Old Campus, across the West Side of the Green, through Phelps Gate (right by the statue of Nathan Hale). Click Directions on the left for travel directions.
For more information about the graduate program, visit the following website or contact Julie Niemeyer, Registrar and Assistant to the Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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The Yale Philosophy 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
Officers and Staff
Stephen Darwall, Chair
Zoltan Gendler Szabo, Director of Graduate Studies
Daniel Greco, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Julie Niemeyer, Registrar
Assistant to the Chair
Victoria D'Agostino Administrative Manager
Monique Boney Administrative Assistant
Department of Philosophy
P.O. Box 208306
New Haven, CT 06520-8306
108 Connecticut Hall, Old Campus
344 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511