Welcome to the UCSB Department of Philosophy

The study of philosophy at UCSB encompasses both the cutting edge of current philosophical research and the rich history of philosophy. The department offers a B.A. program and a Ph.D. program. Our undergraduate program provides training in the kind of disciplined and rigorous argument that characterizes serious philosophical reflection, and which makes a Philosophy degree an excellent preparation for careers in the law, medicine, public policy, public administration, management, advocacy, finance, computer science, and for graduate work across the humanities and social sciences. Our graduate program prepares students for successful professional careers in philosophy.


Congratulations to Sherri Lynn Conklin!

Her paper "The State of the Discipline: New Data on Women Faculty in Philosophy" was accepted for publication in Ergo.

(Photograph by Michael Nekrasov: https://michaelnekrasov.com/gallery)

The department welcomes four new graduate students for Fall '19: Steven Canet, Keith Dyck, Evan Green, and Paul So.


Congratulations to Daniel Story!

His "Interpersonal Moral Luck and Normative Entanglement" was accepted for publication in Ergo, and his "Joint Action without Robust Theory of Mind" was accepted for publication in Synthese.