Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus
Josiah B. Gould Jr., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
John Kekes, Ph.D.
Australian National University
Berel Lang, Ph.D.
William L. Reese, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Kenneth Stern, Ph.D.
Naomi Zack, Ph.D.
Robert C. Howell, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Robert G. Meyers, Ph.D.
State University of New York at Buffalo
Bonnie Steinbock, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professors Emeritae/i
Robert M. Garvin, Ph.D.
Harold Morick, Ph.D.
Anthony M. Ungar, Ph.D.
Bradley Armour-Garb, Ph.D.
Rachel Cohon, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Jonathan Mandle, Ph.D. (Department Chair)
University of Pittsburgh
Ronald A. McClamrock, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lisa Fuller, Ph.D
University of Toronto
Kristen Hessler, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
P. D. Magnus, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Nathan Powers, Ph.D.
Glen McGee, Ph.D.
Mark Wunderlich, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Teaching Assistants (estimated): 10
The department offers diversified and flexible programs leading to the B.A. and M.A. degrees. A combined B.A./M.A. program is available to qualified students. Through lectures, seminars, tutorials, guided research, undergraduate and graduate colloquia, a student philosophy club, interdisciplinary and special studies programs, and visiting philosophers, a challenging and balanced context for philosophical development is provided for major and non-majors alike.
In pursuing philosophy, students develop their ability to solve problems, communicate effectively and organize ideas. Philosophy majors are successfully employed in many different areas of the private sector and government service—as managers, administrators, journalists, etc.—wherever a liberal education combining analytical skills with breadth of perspective is valued. Holders of the bachelor’s degree in philosophy obtain jobs held by liberal arts graduates in newspapers, government, management, law, and computer-connected businesses.
Degree Requirements for the Major in Philosophy
General Program B.A.: Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credits in philosophy, no more than 6 of which may be at the 100 level. These required credits must include: A Phi 110 or 111, 210, 212, 310, 312; an additional upper division historical course from among A Phi 311, 314, 315, 321, 329, 342, 344, 346, 442, 523, 524, 544, 546, 550, 552, 554, 556; a course numbered A Phi 400 or above. (A student may substitute A Phi 412 or A Phi 416 for A Phi 110.) Students are strongly urged to plan their individual programs of study in consultation with their advisers and in the light of their interests and career goals.
The purpose of the honors program is to provide well-qualified students with close contact with faculty and fuller training in philosophical research and writing than are normally possible.
Students may be admitted in the second semester of their sophomore year or during their junior year. To be admitted, students must have completed 12 credits of course work from the Department of Philosophy. In addition, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 overall and 3.50 in philosophy. Students must submit evidence of their written work, preferably a paper written for a philosophy course. A departmental honors committee administers the program, admitting students and evaluating their work.