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


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...
May 6, 2015
Message from Dean Cooley: The Graduate Mentor Award recognizes faculty members who have been exceptional in their support of the professional, scholarly and personal...
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...