Core Faculty

Listed below are the Core Faculty of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago. Click on each of their names in order to view their individual faculty webpages. Please use the subnavigation to the left for information about other faculty who are affiliated in some way with the Department of Philosophy.


Matthew Boyle
Professor of Philosophy
Placement Director
(Philosophy of Mind; Kant; German Idealism; Philosophy of Psychology; Ethics & Moral Psychology)

Jason Bridges
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Director of Graduate Admissions
(Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language)

Dan Brudney
On leave Winter and Spring 2018
Professor of Philosophy
(Political Philosophy, Philosophy and Literature, Bioethics and Philosophy of Religion)

Agnes Callard
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Director of Undergraduate Studies
(Ancient Philosophy and Ethics)

Benjamin Callard
Lecturer in Philosophy
(Ethics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology)

James Conant
On leave Autumn 2017.
Chester D. Tripp Professor of Humanities
(Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics, German Idealism, and History of Analytic Philosophy)

Kevin Davey
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Director of Graduate Studies
(Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, Formal Epistemology, Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics)

Arnold Davidson
On leave Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018
Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor
(Contemporary European Philosophy, Moral and Political Philosophy, Human Sciences, Philosophy of Religion)

David Finkelstein
On leave Autumn 2017 and Winter 2018
Associate Professor of Philosophy
(Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind)

Anton Ford
On leave 2017-18
Associate Professor of Philosophy
(Action Theory, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy)

Michael Forster
Regular Visiting Professor Winter quarters
(German Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language)

Matthias Haase
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
(Ethics, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Action, German Idealism)

Michael Kremer
On leave 2017-18
Mary R. Morton Professor of Philosophy
Department Chair
(Logic, Philosophy of Language, Early Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Mathematics)

Ben Laurence
Lecturer in Philosophy and Human Rights
(Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Action, Human Rights)


Ariela Lazar
Lecturer in Philosophy
(Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics)

Gabriel Richardson Lear
Professor of Philosophy
(Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy)

Jonathan Lear
John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor
(Philosophical Conceptions of the Human Psyche, Philosophy of Psychoanalysis, Kierkegaard, Ancient Philosophy)

Raoul Moati
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
(20th Century and Contemporary Continental Philosophy)


Anselm Mueller
Chicago Moral Philosophy Seminar Visiting Professor

Martha Nussbaum
Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor
(Law, Ethics, Human Rights, Ancient Philosophy)

Thomas Pashby
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
(Philosophy of Physics, History and Philosophy of Science)

Robert Pippin
Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor
(Kant, Hegel, Modern German Philosophy, Theories of Normativity, Self-Knowledge, Philosophy and the Arts)

Robert Richards
Morris Fishbein Professor of the History of Science and Medicine
(History and Philosophy of Biology and Psychology)

Bart Schultz
Lecturer in Philosophy
(Political Philosophy, Ethics)

Anubav Vasudevan
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
(Metaphysics & Epistemology)

Candace Vogler
David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy
(Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy and Literature, Cinema, Psychoanalysis, Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies)

Malte Willer
On leave Winter and Spring Quarters 2018
Associate Professor of Philosophy
(Philosophy of Language, Philosophical Logic)


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