The Philosophy Department at UConn is internationally recognized as a top place to do research in a wide variety of areas in philosophy, including: Aesthetics, Africana Philosophy, Decolonial Philosophy, Epistemology (Formal and Social), Existentialism and Phenomenology, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Indigenous Philosophy, Metaphysics, Latin American and Latinx Philosophy, Philosophy of Culture, Philosophy of Language, Philosophical Logic, Philosophies of Mind and Language, Philosophies of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Psychoanalysis, Philosophy of Human Sciences, Philosophy of Race and Racism, Philosophy of Science, Social and Political Philosophy, and more.
The department is also a leader in public philosophy, with members addressing topics such as the ethics of artificial intelligence, language and genocide, political epistemology, and shifting the geography of reason. Four peer-review journals are headquartered here: Journal of Philosophical Research, Philosophia, Philosophy and Global Affairs, and, as of 2023, Journal of the American Philosophical Association.
Recent PhDs have secured positions at St. Andrews University, Oxford University, Notre Dame University, the University of Oslo, Kuwait University, Gonzaga University, the University of Delhi, Lewis & Clark College, the University of Massachusetts at Boston, the University of Memphis, Grand Valley State University, the University of California at Merced, Fairfield University, the University of Iowa, the University of Idaho, the University of Kentucky, the University of Konstanz, Monash University, Yonsei University, the University of Tokyo, Muhlenberg College, Sam Houston State University, the University of Minnesota-Duluth, the Czech Academy of Sciences, the University of California-Merced, TPX Communications, Cambridge Semantics, and Cycorp. Our doctoral students are a global community from Argentina, China, Egypt, India, Ireland, Turkey, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom, as well as the U.S.
The undergraduate major and minor has a stellar record of preparing students for advanced study in a variety of professional schools and disciplines, in addition to philosophy, and careers ranging from the entertainment industry to nonprofits, private, and public service.
Our department is also an attractive research community for international scholars, several of whom came on Fulbright scholarships from Argentina, Bulgaria, France, and Senegal, and others on special fellowships from Australia, Brazil, and China.
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News & Announcements
- Lewis Gordon: New Interview with Tavis Smiley and the Boston ReviewPosted on December 5, 2023
- Dorit Bar-On: Newly Published Book – Expression and Self-Knowledge (co-authored with Crispin Wright)Posted on November 14, 2023
- Julian Schlöder: Newly Published “Reasoning with Attitude”Posted on November 2, 2023
- Lewis Gordon: Interview on the Stance PodcastPosted on November 1, 2023
- Nelson Maldonado-Torres: Featured in Teaching Module by University of Notre DamePosted on October 24, 2023
- Lynne Tirrell: 2023 Suter Lecturer at Michigan State UniversityPosted on October 16, 2023