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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.
The Barnard-Columbia Department of Philosophy is looking forward to welcoming Allison Aitken in the Fall of 2021 as an Assistant Professor.
Allison will be joining the Columbia faculty on July 1, 2021 after completing a Bersoff Faculty Fellow position at NYU. Her areas of specialization are Indian and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and Early Modern philosophy.
The Barnard-Columbia Department of Philosophy is looking forward to welcoming Veronica Gomez in the Fall of 2023 as a new Assistant Professor.
Veronica Gomez will be joining the Barnard faculty. Her areas of interest are metaphysics of science and philosophy of cognitive science. Currently, she is a Bersoff Faculty Fellow at NYU. Veronica received her PhD in 2021 from Rutgers University and her dissertation title is “Metaphysical Foundations for Intentional Cognitive Science.”
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Professor Robert Gooding-Williams is the inaugural recipient of The Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Social Philosophy
On April 29, 2021, Professor Robert Gooding-Williams was the inaugural recipient for Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Social Philosophy.