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.
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.
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".