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Philosophy at Stanford

We are a lively community of philosophers with a broad range of scholarly interests. We offer rigorous, competitive programs in traditional core areas of philosophy, as well as opportunities to explore sometimes-neglected subfields like feminist philosophy or aesthetics. Our traditional strengths in logic and the philosophy of science remain central to the department, and they are now complemented by very strong programs in action theory, ethics and political philosophy, language, mind and epistemology, and the history of philosophy — especially ancient philosophy and Kant studies.

History of the Philosophy Department

Faculty Research Areas

Graduate and Undergraduate Programs 


Engage Philosophy

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Philosophy should be engaged and applied, addressing questions as they arise in the real world and within the practices of other disciplines. That tradition in Stanford Philosophy is reflected in our collaboration with a wide range of interdisciplinary programs.  Follow the links below to learn more. 

Graduate Life

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We are a tight knit group of philosophy students contributing to an active intellectual community with dynamic curricular and extra-curricular sides.  Learn more about life at Stanford Philosophy.

Readings from Philosophy Corner