Home to a distinguished tradition of philosophical research and teaching, our department provides a comprehensive academic atmosphere for pursuing advanced study in a wide range of philosophical subjects and methods—systematic, analytic, and historical. Please follow the appropriate link on the navigation column to the left to learn more about our faculty, our graduate and undergraduate programs, our events, and more.
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.
Colloquium Talk on Thursday, December 2, 2021, with speaker David Albert and the title of his talk, is "The Difference Between the Past and the Future Considered as a Mechanical Phenomenon of Nature". The talk is from 4:10-6:00 pm via Zoom.
Ph.D. Open House on Thursday, March 31, and Friday, April 1, 2022.
Congratulations to Andrew Richmond for receiving the 2020 Siff Award for his essay titled, "How Computation Explains".