Welcome to the Tufts University Department of Philosophy!
committed equally to excellence in research and in teaching at both
the graduate and undergraduate levels.
In addition to our
undergraduate major and minor in Philosophy, we offer a certificate
program in Ethics, Law, and Society as well as a wide range of
courses suitable for students who have never taken a philosophy
course, who want to improve their critical thinking skills, or who
desire to take a careful look at foundational issues in another
field of study. Our master's degree program is world-renowned and is
perennially rated the leading stepping-stone graduate program in the
United States by
The Philosophical Gourmet Report.
The research interests of Department faculty members range broadly, from
analytic metaphysics to the history of ethics to philosophy and
film. We have special 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.
If you can't find the information you need on our website pages,
please don't hesitate to contact us.
For information on how to apply to our programs, or
to access philosophy resources at Tufts, in the Boston area, and
online, please visit our Online Resources.
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Spring 2013 Lectures:
Friday, Apr. 26, 2013
"Philosophy and Civic Engagement"
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David Denby one of "The Best 300 Professors" for 2012.
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Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus