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Philosophy Department

450 Jane Stanford Way

Main Quad, Building 90

Stanford, CA 94305-2029

  • Email: philosophy [at]
  • Phone: (650) 723-2547
  • Fax: (650) 723-0985
  • Interdepartment Mail Code: 2155


During the 2022-23 academic year, staff and faculty in Philosophy will be working hybrid flex schedules that combine onsite work with remote work. Staff are available to answer questions by email or phone, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Department Chair: R. Lanier Anderson

Email: lanier [at] (lanier[at]stanford[dot]edu) 

Department Manager: Karen Ajluni 

Phone: (650) 723-1404
Email: kajluni [at] (kajluni[at]stanford[dot]edu) 

Directions and Parking

Driving Directions

Directions to Stanford University, and printable maps of the campus with parking locations, can be found at the official Maps & Directions page.


For information on options for visitor parking, please visit the Parking and Transportation Website.  The closest metered lots to the department are located on the Oval at the end of Palm Drive and at the corner of Serra and Galvez Streets.

Places to Stay

Short Term Housing

Stanford's local lodging guide is available here

There are also some affordable places to stay on campus for short visits or while you look for more permanent housing, such as:

2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 926-2800

Resources for Finding More Permanent Housing

To find available housing in the Stanford area, here are some online sources:

Old Union,  Room 214
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-3012
(650) 723-3906

You can search local rental listings (including on-campus listings) here to get an idea of the kinds of rentals available.  They also survey housing prices, and post average cost information.  Some of the information contained in the Community Housing Services Web site is available only to current Stanford affiliates. To gain access to the restricted information in the Web pages entitled "Looking for Housing in the Stanford Area," "Community Housing Listings," and "Helpful Information" you will be required to enter a user name and password.

Convenient Apartment Complexes

  • The Stanford West Apartments are near campus, and are available primarily to Stanford affiliates. (650) 725-2000.
  • The Oak Creek apartments are also close to campus. (650) 321-1701