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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SPAWN 2017 First Order MetaphysicsGorovitz Awarded Honorary Doctor of ScienceKen Baynes named William P. Tolley Distinguished Teaching Professor2017 Graduate Student ConferenceCheck out our department events!

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Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy

Aug 21, 2019, 8:00 AM

541 Hall of Languages

The 7th annual Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy will take place in Syracuse, NY, August 21-23, 2019....

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Kang Defends Dissertation

Aug 2, 2017, 12:00 AM

Li Kang successfully defended her dissertation, “Spreading Structures”...

Lee Defends Dissertation

Jun 22, 2017, 12:00 AM

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