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.
Francey Russell is one of four junior faculty to receive a Society of Fellows and Heyman Center Fellowship for 2023-2024. Professor Russell's project is entitled "Opaque Animals," and articulates a conception of human self-opacity grounded in Kant and Freud, and in contemporary debates in philosophical moral psychology, psychoanalysis, and works of art.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Benn, who was appointed as the director of Major League Operations for the New York Mets
Elizabeth Benn was named the director of Major League Operations for the New York Mets. Elizabeth made franchise history by becoming the highest ranking female employee in baseball operations. Elizabeth received her M.A. in Philosophy in 2017.
The Philosophy Department was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Joseph Raz.