2019-2020 University Catalog 
    Jul 21, 2024  
2019-2020 University Catalog archived

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.

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

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 Smith, Ph.D.—(2008)-2013
Roger Mudd Professor of Ethics and Director of the Roger Mudd Center for the Study of Professional Ethics
Ph.D., Harvard University

Erin Taylor, Ph.D.—(2016)-2016
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., University of California

Florentien Verhage, Ph.D.—(2008)-2016
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., McGill 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)

  Continental = 198, 214, 215, 218, 230, 232, 235, 238, 239, 285, 298, 357, 380, 398