Welcome to the Tufts University Department of Philosophy!

We are committed equally to excellence in research and in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

In addition to our undergraduate major and minor in Philosophy, we offer a certificate program in Ethics, Law, and Society as well as a wide range of courses suitable for students who have never taken a philosophy course, who want to improve their critical thinking skills, or who desire to take a careful look at foundational issues in another field of study. Our master's degree program is world-renowned and is perennially rated the leading stepping-stone graduate program in the United States by The Philosophical Gourmet Report.

The research interests of Department faculty members range broadly, from analytic metaphysics to the history of ethics to philosophy and film. We have special strengths in political and social philosophy (including feminism and philosophy of race), philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics and epistemology, and continental philosophy.

If you can't find the information you need on our website pages, please don't hesitate to contact us. For information on how to apply to our programs, or to access philosophy resources at Tufts, in the Boston area, and online, please visit our Online Resources.


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Hugo Bedau
Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus
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