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In 2001, Columbia’s Philosophy Department was united with the Philosophy Department at Barnard College. We now function as a single department with shared policies and standards. For a tour of the Columbia campus and for a tour of the Barnard campus. Our department is also home to The Journal of Philosophy.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor David Sidorsky who served at Columbia University for 50 years.
Colloquium Talk on Thursday, February 3, 2022, from 4:10-6:00 pm. The speaker is Jonathan Gilmore of CUNY Graduate Center. The title of his talk is "Feelings Fit for Fictions and Imaginings" and the location to TBA.
Congratulations to Philip Kitcher for receiving the Hempel Award "Recognizing Lifetime Scholarly Achievement in the Philosophy of Science."
The Hempel Award is the highest award that philosophers of science can receive for their contribution to the field.