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


April 20, 2015
Gideon Yaffe, Professor of Law, Philosophy, and Psychology has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2015-2016, to work on a project entitled “The Criminal Responsibility...
March 31, 2015
Stephen Darwall’s latest book, Honor, History, and Relationship: Essays in Second-Personal Ethics II, Oxford University Press, 2013 was reviewed in the NDPR Reviews. ...
January 20, 2015
“What, To the Black American, Is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?” by Chris Lebron is featured in the New York Times.