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Wolfgang Mann

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Professor | Columbia University

A.B., Ph.D. Princeton (1978, 1987).  Professor Mann joined the Columbia Philosophy Department in 1992.  He is the author of The Discovery of Things: Aristotle’s Categories and Their Context (Princeton, 2000); and he recently co-edited, with James Allen, Eyjólfur Emilsson, and Benjamin Morison, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, vol. 40: Essays in Memory of Michael Frede (2011). 

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705 Philosophy Hall
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Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
212-854-7887
Areas of Specialization: 

Ancient Philosophy; German Idealism; Metaphysics

Administrative: 
Department Chair

Michele M. Moody-Adams

Title | Organization: 
Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory

Michele Moody-Adams is currently Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory at Columbia University, where she served as Dean of Columbia College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education from 2009-2011. Before Columbia, she taught at Cornell University, where she was Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Director of the Program on Ethics and Public Life.   She has also taught at Wellesley College, the University of Rochester and Indiana University, where she served as an Associate Dean.

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Street Address: 
702 Philosophy Hall
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MC 4971
Telephone: 
212-851-9522
Office Hours: 
Mondays 4:15-5:45 & Wednesdays 11:00-12:00
Areas of Specialization: 

Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy; The Philosophy of Social Science; The Empiricists

Administrative: 
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)

David Z. Albert

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Frederick E. Woodbridge Professor of Philosophy | Columbia University

B.S., Physics, Columbia College (1976);
Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, The Rockefeller University (1981).

Professor Albert is the author of Quantum Mechanics and Experience and Time and Chance and has published many articles on quantum mechanics, mostly in the Physical Review.

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706 Philosophy Hall
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Mail Code: 4971
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+1 212-854-3519
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Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00-1:00
Areas of Specialization: 

Philosophical Problems of Modern Physics; Philosophy of Space and Time; Philosophy of Science
 

Administrative: 
Director for Undergraduate Studies (DUS)/ Philosophical Foundations of Physics M.A. Program Director/ Economics & Philosophy Representative (Fall 2018)

Philip Kitcher

Title | Organization: 
John Dewey Professor of Philosophy | Columbia University

Ph.D., Princeton University (1974)
Honorary Doctorate from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2013)

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717 Philosophy Hall
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Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
212-854-4884
Office Hours: 
On Leave Fall 2018
Areas of Specialization: 

Pragmatism (especially Dewey); Science and Social Issues; Naturalistic Ethics; Philosophy in Literature

Administrative: 
Economics/Philosophy Representative (Spring 2019)

Akeel Bilgrami

Title | Organization: 
Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy | Columbia University
Faculty member of the Committee on Global Thought
B.A., Bombay University (1970)
B.A., Oxford University (1974)
Ph.D., University of Chicago (1983)

Akeel Bilgrami got a first degree in English Literature from Bombay University but defected to philosophy because he found the former too hard. He went to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and there got another Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, after writing a dissertation, "Meaning as Invariance," on the subject of the indeterminacy of translation and issues concerning realism and linguistic meaning.

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709 Philosophy Hall
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Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
work : +1 212-854-6971
fax : +1 212-316-2745
Office Hours: 
By Appointment
Areas of Specialization: 

Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Language; Political Philosophy and Moral Philosophy; Moral Psychology

Administrative: 
Director of Admissions

Lydia Goehr

Title | Organization: 
Professor | Columbia University

Lydia Goehr is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. In 2009/2010 she received a Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award, in 2007/8 The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC)'s Faculty Mentoring Award (FMA), and in 2005, a Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching.

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Street Address: 
710 Philosophy Hall
Address: 
Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
212-854-3665
Office Hours: 
Mondays 10:15-11:45 & By Appointment
Areas of Specialization: 

Philosophy of Music; Aesthetics; Critical Theory; Philosophy of History; 19th- and 20th-Century Philosophy.

Administrative: 
Placement Director

Dhananjay Jagannathan

Title | Organization: 
Assistant Professor | Columbia University
 
B.A. in Philosophy and Classics, University of Texas at Austin (2009)
M.St. in Ancient Philosophy, University of Oxford (2010)
M.Phil. in Classics, University of Cambridge (2011)
Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Chicago (2017)
 
Dhananjay Jagannathan joined the Department in 2017 after teaching for one year at Dartmouth College.
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Street Address: 
721 Philosophy Hall
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Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
212-851-4065
Office Hours: 
Wednesdays 10:00-11:45
Areas of Specialization: 

Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy; History of Ethics

Articles / Publications: 

"Every man a legislator: Aristotle on political wisdom". Apeiron (forthcoming)

“On making sense of oneself: reflections on Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending”. Philosophy and Literature vol. 39, issue 1A (2015), pp. 106-121.

Administrative: 
Colloquium Committee

Melissa Fusco

Title | Organization: 
Assistant Professor | Columbia University

B.A., Stanford University (2006)
Ph.D., UC Berkeley (2015)

Melissa Fusco joined the department in 2016.  She works in philosophy of language---especially formal semantics---decision theory, and philosophical logic.  She also has interests in metaethics and metaphysics.  Current projects include natural language theories of modality and the semantics of disjunctive questions.

Website: www.melissafusco.com
 

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Street Address: 
717 Philosophy Hall
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Mail Code: 4971
Telephone: 
212-854-0126
Office Hours: 
Wednesdays 4:30-6:30
Areas of Specialization: 

Philosophy of Language; Decision Theory

Administrative: 
Colloquium Committee

Jenann Ismael

Title | Organization: 
Professor | Columbia University

Professor Ismael joined the faculty in 2018.  Most of her work falls into two classes. The first class circumscribes central concerns of the philosophy of physics. Interests there include the structure of space and time, the foundations of quantum mechanics, the role of simplicity and symmetry in physics, questions about the nature of probability, natural laws and causal relations. The second class includes mind, cognition, phenomenology, and the nature of perspective. 

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Office Hours: 
On Leave 2018-2019
Areas of Specialization: 

Philosophy of Physics; Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Mind; Epistemology;  Metaphysics, with interests (and some expertise) in Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Literature, and Existentialism

Una Stojnić

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Assistant Professor | Columbia University
 
B.A., University of Belgrade (2010);
Ph.D., Rutgers University (2016).
 
Una Stojnić mainly works in philosophy of language, formal semantics and pragmatics of natural languages and philosophical logic.
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Street Address: 
721 Philosophy Hall
Address: 
MC 4971
Telephone: 
(212) 851-4066
Office Hours: 
On Leave Fall 2018
Areas of Specialization: 

Philosophy of Language; Formal Semantics and Pragmatics of Natural Languages; Philosophy of Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Cognitive Science; Epistemology

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