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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.
Nagel Lecture Thursday, April 6, 2023
Nagel Lecture on Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 4:10-6:00 PM in 716 Philosophy Hall. The speaker is Lara Buchak of the University of California, Berkeley and the title of her talk is, "Taking Risks with and without Probabilities." We look forward to seeing you all there.
Congragulations Professor Christopher Peacocke who is the recipient of the Jean Nicod Prize for 2024.
Jean Nicod Prize is annually awarded between philosophers and philosophically-oriented scientists. For more information about the Jean Nicod Prize please click here.
John Dewey Emeritus Professor of Philosophy Philip Kitcher about his new book on John Stuart Mill
Columbia News interviewed John Dewey Emeritus Professor of Philosophy Philip Kitcher about his new book on John Stuart Mill as part of the Columbia "Core Knowledge" series. Here is the link to the article.