The Department is a vibrant intellectual community of sixteen faculty, twenty-eight graduate students, several staff members and the hundreds of undergraduates who take our courses each semester. Our faculty currently hold more than $2.5 million in extramural grants from federal and private sources, including the John Templeton Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Our faculty have special expertise in a range of active research areas, including applied ethics (from business ethics to bioethics to medical ethics), political philosophy, the philosophy of biology, Chinese Philosophy, philosophy of mind and of neuroscience, epistemology, moral psychology, philosophy of economics, ancient philosophy and early modern history and philosophy of science.