Philosophy

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

Undergraduate

The Philosophy Department offers a major and minor in philosophy, as well as a minor in logic. Qualified majors in philosophy have the further option of entering the honors program. Details on the requirements for a major in philosophyminor in philosophyminor in logic, and honors in philosophy follow.

Graduate

The graduate program in philosophy at Berkeley offers a first-rate faculty, a stimulating and friendly community of graduate students, and the resources of one of the world's finest research universities.

Two features distinguish our profile from that of other leading graduate programs in philosophy:

  • The department has strengths in all the main areas of philosophy, including epistemology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophy of language, logic, ethics, the history of philosophy, and philosophy of science. We aim at diversity and breadth of coverage, rather than concentration on one or two areas of philosophical activity.

  • Second, the program at Berkeley is structured to give students a high degree of independence in tailoring their studies to their interests.

Undergraduate Programs

Philosophy: BA, Minor
Logic: Minor

Graduate Program

Philosophy: PhD

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Courses

Philosophy

Contact Information

Department of Philosophy

314 Moses Hall

Phone: 510-642-2722

Fax: 510-642-4164

phildept@berkeley.edu

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Department Chair

Alva Noë, PhD

232 Moses Hall

noe@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer

Janet Groome

314 Moses Hall

Phone: 510-642-2722

jmgroome@berkeley.edu

Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Bill Dellinger

314 Moses Hall

Phone: (510) 642-2722

gradphil-advisor@berkeley.edu

Financial Administrator

Kathryn Dernham

312 Moses Hall

Phone: (510) 642-7894

kdernham@berkeley.edu

Department Manager & Academic Personnel Coordinator

Maura Vrydaghs

312 Moses Hall

Phone: (510) 642-2723

maurarv@berkeley.edu

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