2022-2023 University Catalog (under review) 
    Oct 01, 2022  
2022-2023 University Catalog (under review)

Philosophy (PHIL)


Pierre S. duPont Foundation

HONORS: An Honors Program in philosophy is offered for qualified students.

Department Head: Nathaniel Goldberg


First date is the year in which the faculty member began service as regular faculty at the University. Second date is the year of appointment to the present rank.

N. Melina Bell, Ph.D.—(2005)-2011
Professor of Philosophy and Law
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Gregory J. Cooper, Ph.D.—(1999)-2016
Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

William C. Dudley, Ph.D.—(2017)-2017
Professor of Philosophy
President of Washington and Lee University
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Nathaniel Goldberg, Ph. D.—(2008)-2011
Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., Georgetown University

Paul Gregory, Ph.D.—(2002)-2019
Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Li Kang, Ph.D.—(2019)-2019
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., Syracuse University

Matt Lamb, Ph.D.—(2022)-2022
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Rochester

Omar Quiñonez, Ph.D.—(2021)-2021
Mudd Center for Ethics Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Emory University

Angela Sun, Ph.D.—(2022)-2022
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Michigan

Erin Taylor, Ph.D.—(2016)-2021
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

Fernando Zapata, Ph.D.—(2021)-2021
Ted Delaney Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Binghamton University

NOTE: The philosophy courses are numbered according to the following schemes. With a few exceptions, all PHIL classes are open to all students and satisfy FDR HU.




100, Introductory

00-09, general surveys

200, Intermediate

10-39, History of Philosophy or Major Figures

300, Advanced

40-69, Ethics, Value Theory, and Political Philosophy

400, Dir. Indiv. Study, Thesis

70-89, Metaphysics and Epistemology (except 170 and 180)


90-99, Special Topics (95=HMF, 96=EVT, 97=ME)