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


November 19, 2015
The Yale Department of Philosophy will host a conference to honor the life and work of Dr. Joyce Mitchell Cook on December 4-5, 2015.  The conference will be held on the Yale...
October 19, 2015
The Yale Linguistics Department is hosting a workshop honoring Professor Emeritus Laurance R. Horn and his contributions to the field on November 6-7, 2015.  Click for...
October 13, 2015
Prof. Jason Stanley’s article, “Democracy and the Demagogue” is featured in the October 12, 2015 The Stone section of the New York Times.