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

June 15, 2015
“Do Corporations Have Minds?” by Joshua Knobe, professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Linguistics, is in the “The Stone” section of the June 15, 2015 New York Times.  Click...
June 3, 2015
Brad Inwood is delighted to be coming to Yale after many years of teaching Classics and Philosophy at the University of Toronto. The Joint Program at Yale provides an...
May 29, 2015
The Philosophy Department is happy to announce that Elizabeth Miller will be joining the department in the fall of 2015 as an Assistant Professor.  Her area of specialty is...