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Philosophy is a field of learning with a tradition reaching back many thousands of years, and it is an area of current, very active research. The study of philosophy at Syracuse University covers both its historical and contemporary aspects.

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Syracuse University offers programs leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy. Studies in the Ph.D. Program are designed to prepare students to make original contributions in philosophy and to teach at the college or university level.

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2017 Placement: Sean Clancy, East China Normal University (TT). Yishai Cohen, University of Southern Maine (TT). Andrew Corsa, Lynn University (continuing non-TT). Nicole Dular, Franklin College (3-year). Kendall Fisher, Seattle University (TT). Ryan Hubbard, Gulf Coast State College (TT). Li Kang, Vassar College (2-year). John Monteleone, LeMoyne College (TT).

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Start of the Fall 2017 Semester

Aug 28, 2017, 8:00 AM

Campus Wide

The first day of classes for the Fall 2017 Semester is Monday, August 28th!...

Colloquia - Julia Markovits

Sep 15, 2017, 4:00 PM

Hall of Languages 107

Colloquia are typically held on Friday afternoons, and are followed by a reception in HL 538....

Latest News

Lee Defends Dissertation

Jun 22, 2017, 12:00 AM

James Lee successfully defended his dissertation, “A Metaphysician's User Guide: The Epistemology of Metaphysics”...

Fisher Defends Dissertation

May 23, 2017, 12:00 AM

Kendall Fisher successfully defended her dissertation, “Thomas Aquinas on the Metaphysical Nature of the Soul and Its Union with the Body”...