Core Faculty

Erin Kelly, Associate Professor, Department Chair (moral philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of law)

Jody Azzouni, Professor (philosophy of language, philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of science)

Nancy Bauer, Dean of Academic Affairs for Arts and Sciences, Professor (feminism, existentialism and phenomenology, ordinary language philosophy, philosophy and film)

Daniel C. Dennett, University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, Co-Director,
Center for Cognitive Studies (philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology)

Ray Jackendoff, Seth Merrin Professor of Philosophy, Co-Director, Center for Cognitive Studies (natural language semantics, syntax, the lexicon, the language faculty, music cognition, social cognition, consciousness)

George E. Smith, Professor (philosophy of science, logic)

Stephen L. White, Professor (philosophy of mind, epistemology, meta-ethics, aesthetics)

Avner Baz, Associate Professor (ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, Kant, Wittgenstein, ordinary language philosophy)

Sigrún Svavarsdóttir, Associate Professor (moral philosophy, practical rationality, moral psychology, action theory)

Patrick Forber, Associate Professor (philosophy of biology, philosophy of science, philosophy of probability)

Lionel K. McPherson, Associate Professor (ethics, political and social philosophy)

Brian Epstein, Assistant Professor (metaphysics, philosophy of social science, philosophy of language)

Dilip Ninan, Assistant Professor (philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophy of mind)

Christiana Olfert, Assistant Professor (ancient philosophy, early modern philosophy, ethics)

Research Professor

Peter Levine, Research Professor in Philosophy, Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Director of CIRCLE (Public Policy, Civic Engagement)

Visiting Professor

Lydia Amir,  Visiting Professor (ethics, modern philosophy, philosophy of humor, history of philosophy, philosophy of love)

Mario De Caro, Visiting Professor (naturalism, free will, philosophy of action)

Amelie Rorty, Visiting Professor (history of ethics and moral psychology; ancient philosophy; political theory; literary and art criticism)

Senior Lecturers

David Denby, Senior Lecturer (metaphysics, philosophy of language, ethics)

Susan Russinoff, Senior Lecturer (philosophy of language, logic, philosophy of logic, history of logic, critical thinking pedagogy)


Monica Link, Lecturer (Ethics, Chinese Philosophy)

Jeffrey McConnell, Lecturer (metaphysics, philosophy of mind, ethics)

Charles Oliver, Lecturer (Ancient and modern philosophy, ethics, and aesthetics)

Christopher Phillips, Lecturer (Introduction to Philosophy)

Mitchell Silver, Lecturer (ethical theory, social and political philosophy, health care ethics, philosophy of religion)

Valentina Urbanek, Lecturer (moral philosophy, political philosophy)

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