Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy faculty members have strengths in political and social philosophy (including feminism and philosophy of race); philosophy of mind; philosophy of science; philosophy of language, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics and epistemology; and continental philosophy (including Nietzsche and phenomenology).

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Medford, MA 02155
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M.A. in Philosophy

The Master of Arts (M.A.) program offered by the philosophy department is perennially among the highest-ranked of its kind in the United States. It has a strong record of placing its students in the excellent Ph.D. programs in philosophy. The program is ideal for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in philosophy but whose undergraduate preparation in the subject might not qualify them for competitive doctoral programs.

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Faculty

Erin Kelly
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Moral philosophy and Political philosophy
Susan Russinoff
Senior Lecturer and Graduate Program Director
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Logic and Philosophy of language
Jody Azzouni
Professor
Ph.D. , City University of New York
Philosophy of language and Philosophy of logic
Nancy Bauer
Professor and Dean of Academic Affairs for Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Feminist Philosophy, Existentialism and Phenomenology
Avner Baz
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Illinois at Chicago
Ethics and Aesthetics
David Denby
Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. , University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Metaphysics and Philosophy of Language and Ethics
Daniel C. Dennett
Professor
D. Phil. , Oxford University
Philosophy of mind and Philosophy of psychology
Brian Epstein
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Stanford University
Metaphysics and Philosophy of social science
Patrick Forber
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Stanford University
Philosophy of biology and Philosophy of science
Ray Jackendoff
Seth Merrin Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Natural language semantics and Syntax
Peter Levine
Peter Levine
Associate Dean for Research and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs
Ph.D. , University of Oxford
Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life
Lionel K. McPherson
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Ethics and Political and social philosophy
Dilip Ninan
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of language
Christiana Olfert
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Columbia University
Ancient philosophy and Early modern philosophy
George E. Smith
Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Philosophy of science and Logic
Sigrún Svavarsdóttir
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Moral philosophy and Practical rationality
Stephen L. White
Professor
Ph.D. , University of California Berkeley
Philosophy of Mind and Epistemology

The application deadline for fall enrollment is January 15.

GRE General Test scores and writing sample required.

For more information, visit the Department of Philosophy.

For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the graduate program director, Susan Russinoff.

Department of Philosophy
222 Miner Hall
Medford, MA  02155

Office: 617.627.3230
philosophy@tufts.edu