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Wolfgang Mann

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Professor | Columbia University

A.B., Ph.D. Princeton (1978, 1987).  Professor Mann joined the Columbia Philosophy Department in 1992.  He is the author of The Discovery of Things: Aristotle’s Categories and Their Context (Princeton, 2000); and he recently co-edited, with James Allen, Eyjólfur Emilsson, and Benjamin Morison, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, vol. 40: Essays in Memory of Michael Frede (2011). 

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Street Address: 
705 Philosophy Hall
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Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
212-854-7887
Areas of Specialization: 

Ancient Philosophy; German Idealism; Metaphysics

Administrative: 
Department Chair

John Collins

Title | Organization: 
Associate Professor | Columbia University

B.A. Hons. in Pure Mathematics and Philosophy, University of Sydney (1982);
Ph.D., Princeton University (1991).

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Street Address: 
714 Philosophy Hall
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Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
212-854-3970
Areas of Specialization: 

Metaphysics; Epistemology; Decision Theory

Articles / Publications: 

"Desire-as-Belief Implies Opinionation or Indifference." (with Horacio Arlo Costa and Isaac Levi) Analysis, 55.1, January 1995, pp. 2-5.

Administrative: 
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)

David Z. Albert

Title | Organization: 
Frederick E. Woodbridge Professor of Philosophy | Columbia University

B.S., Physics, Columbia College (1976);
Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, The Rockefeller University (1981).

Professor Albert is the author of Quantum Mechanics and Experience and Time and Chance and has published many articles on quantum mechanics, mostly in the Physical Review.

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Street Address: 
706 Philosophy Hall
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Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
+1 212-854-3519
Office Hours: 
On Leave Spring 2017
Areas of Specialization: 

Philosophical Problems of Modern Physics; Philosophy of Space and Time; Philosophy of Science
 

Administrative: 
Philosophical Foundations of Physics M.A. Program Director

Philip Kitcher

Title | Organization: 
John Dewey Professor of Philosophy | Columbia University

Ph.D., Princeton University (1974)
Honorary Doctorate from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2013)

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717 Philosophy Hall
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Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
212-854-4884
Office Hours: 
Tuesdays 2:30-4:00
Areas of Specialization: 

Pragmatism (especially Dewey); Science and Social Issues; Naturalistic Ethics; Philosophy in Literature

Administrative: 
Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) & Economics/Philosophy Representative

Lydia Goehr

Title | Organization: 
Professor | Columbia University

Lydia Goehr is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. In 2009/2010 she received a Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award, in 2007/8 The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC)'s Faculty Mentoring Award (FMA), and in 2005, a Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching.

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Street Address: 
710 Philosophy Hall
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Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
212-854-3665
Office Hours: 
On Leave Spring 2017
Areas of Specialization: 

Philosophy of Music; Aesthetics; Critical Theory; Philosophy of History; 19th- and 20th-Century Philosophy.

Administrative: 
Placement Director

Kathryn Tabb

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Assistant Professor | Columbia University

Kathryn Tabb joined the Department in 2015 after receiving an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, both in History and Philosophy of Science. She has interests in philosophy of science and medicine and in history of philosophy, especially early modern philosophy.

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Street Address: 
721 Philosophy Hall
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Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
212-854-4802
Office Hours: 
Mondays 2:00-3:00 and Tuesdays 11:00-12:00
Areas of Specialization: 

History of Modern Philosophy; Philosophy of Science and Medicine; Bioethics

Administrative: 
Colloquium Committee

John Morrison

Title | Organization: 
Assistant Professor | Barnard College

B.A.,  Williams College (2001) 
M.A.,  University of Pittsburgh (2004) 

Contact Info
Street Address: 
326B Milbank
Telephone: 
212-854-4689
Office Hours: 
Thursdays 2:45-3:45
Areas of Specialization: 

Philosophy of Mind; Early Modern Philosophy (esp. Spinoza)

Articles / Publications: 

"Colour in a Physical World," Mind (2012)

"Conception and Causation in Spinoza's Metaphysics," Philosophers' Imprint (2013)

"Restricting Spinoza's Causal Axiom,” Philosophical Quarterly (2015)

"Anti-Atomism about Color Representation," Noûs (2015)

"Triangulating How Things Look,” Mind & Language (2015)

"Truth in the Emendation,” The Young Spinoza, Melamed (ed.) (2015)

"Perceptual Confidence,” Analytic Philosophy (2016) 
*Winner of the 2015 Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Mind

"Two puzzles about Thought and Identity in Spinoza,” Cambridge Critical Guide to Spinoza's Ethics, Melamed (ed.)

"Perceptual Structuralism" Noûs, forthcoming

Administrative: 
Colloquium Committee

Melissa Fusco

Title | Organization: 
Assistant Professor | Columbia University

B.A., Stanford University (2006)
Ph.D., UC Berkeley (2015)

Melissa Fusco joined the department in 2016.  She works in philosophy of language---especially formal semantics---decision theory, and philosophical logic.  She also has interests in metaethics and metaphysics.  Current projects include natural language theories of modality and the semantics of disjunctive questions.

Website: www.melissafusco.com
 

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Street Address: 
721 Philosophy Hall
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Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
212-854-0126
Office Hours: 
Tuesdays 2:00-3:00 and Thursdays 4:00-5:00
Areas of Specialization: 

Philosophy of Language; Decision Theory

Justin Clarke-Doane

Title | Organization: 
Assistant Professor | Columbia University

2011 Ph.D. Philosophy, NYU
2005 B.A. Philosophy / Mathematics, New College of Florida

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Street Address: 
712B Philosophy Hall
Address: 
Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
+1 212-854-3246
Office Hours: 
Mondays 2:30-4:00
Areas of Specialization: 

Metaethics; Epistemology; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Mathematics

Robert Gooding-Williams

Title | Organization: 
M. Moran Weston/Black Alumni Council Professor of African-American Studies,
Professor of Philosophy | Columbia University

B.A., Yale College (1975)
Ph.D., Yale University (1982)

Contact Info
Street Address: 
701 Philosophy Hall
Office Hours: 
On Leave 2016-2017
Areas of Specialization: 

Social and Political Philosophy (esp. antiracist critical theory); History of African-American Political Thought; 19th Century European Philosophy (esp. Nietzsche); Existentialism; and Aesthetics

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