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 a wide variety of professional careers and for graduate work across the humanities and social sciences. Our graduate program prepares students for successful professional careers in philosophy.


His paper "What are Empirical Consequences? On Dispensability and Composite Objects" was accepted for publication in Synthese.

Albert Shin (PhD, UCSB 2014) received tenure at Pasadena City College. Congratulations!

Congrats to Sherri Lynn Conklin (UCSB PhD, 2020)! Her paper "The Past 110 Years: Historical Data on the Underrepresentation of Women in Philosophy Journals" has been accepted for publication in Ethics.