2024-2025 University Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 University Catalog

Philosophy (PHIL)


Pierre S. duPont Foundation

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

Department Head: Paul Gregory


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.

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

Brandon Conley, Ph.D.—(2023)-2023
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., Cornell University

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

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

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)