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

September 10, 2014
Karsten Harries exhibit Conversing with Things: Drawings, Paintings, and Pastels opens on September 10, 2014 in the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street.  The Yale Daily...
September 8, 2014
Philosopher Jason Stanley is the featured professor in today’s YaleNews series “Take 5.”  The interview is a Q&A format in which the faculty member chooses 5 out of...
August 18, 2014
Jay Garfield, who is an internationally famous scholar of Buddhist philosophy who also has interests in analytical philosophy of mind, will be visiting the Philosophy...