The Department of Philosophy features diverse research specializations. As of fall 2015, we are ranked 44 in the United States with placement in Epistemology; Philosophy of Logic; Decision, Rational Choice and Game Theory; Philosophy of Mathematics; Philosophy of Race; and American Pragmatism by The Philosophical Gourmet, and in Africana Philosophy, American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, and Latin American Philosophy by The Pluralists’ Guide. More specifically, the department has clusters of faculty actively pursuing research in each of the areas listed below.
- American Philosophy
- Animal, Environmental and Food Ethics
- Applied and Professional Ethics
- Continental Philosophy
- Decision Theory
- Feminist Philosophy
- History of Philosophy
- History and Philosophy of Logic
- Philosophy of Language
- Philosophy of Mathematics
- Philosophy of Religion
- Social and Political Philosophy
The Department is also home to a Study Group in Continental Philosophy.