Welcome to the Philosophy Department

The aim of Claremont Graduate University’s Philosophy Department is to enhance students’ ability to engage in rigorous reasoning, analysis, and argumentation through the study of philosophy in a student-centered environment. The academic program is characterized by small seminars and close interaction with faculty, and our highly flexible curriculum is designed to accommodate a variety of academic goals. Our program is especially well suited for students who wish to enhance their qualifications in order to pursue a doctoral degree in philosophy.

Because CGU is a graduate-only institution with a commitment to seminar-style learning, classes are intimate. Graduate courses rarely have more than 12 students, and seminars typically range from six to 10 students. Students are expected to work closely with their professors in all aspects of their coursework.

In addition to the core CGU philosophy faculty, we enjoy the support of the philosophy faculty from The Claremont Colleges undergraduate campuses, and our students may take courses with them, as well as have them as advisors and mentors. There are 25 tenured or tenure-track philosophy faculty throughout the Claremont University Consortium, with a wide variety of areas of expertise—including philosophy of mind, epistemology, philosophy of science, history of philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, among others. This allows CGU’s Philosophy Department to rival large research-oriented philosophy departments while still offering the atmosphere of a small liberal arts institution.

Chair: Masahiro Yamada
831 N. Dartmouth Avenue • Claremont, CA 91711 • 909-621-8612 • Fax 909-607-9587

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Masahiro Yamada

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Chair, Philosophy Department

 

Programs

 

Philosophy Department Core Faculty
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Patricia Easton

Executive Vice President and Provost
Professor of Philosophy

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Masahiro Yamada

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Chair, Philosophy Department

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Charles Young

Professor of Philosophy

 

Philosophy Department Extended Faculty

Ahmed Alwishah

Pitzer College

Department

Cultural Studies, Philosophy


Yuval Avnur

Scripps College

Department

Philosophy


Philip Clayton

Claremont School of Theology

Department

Philosophy


Stephen T. Davis

Claremont McKenna College

Department

Philosophy, Religion


Roland Faber

Claremont School of Theology

Department

Philosophy, Religion


Michael Green

Pomona College

Department

Philosophy


Paul Hurley

Claremont McKenna College

Department

Philosophy


Brian Keeley

Pitzer College

Department

Philosophy


Amy Kind

Claremont McKenna College

Department

Philosophy


James Kreines

Claremont McKenna College

Department

Philosophy


Richard McKirahan

Pomona College

Department

Philosophy


Dion Scott-Kakures

Scripps College

Department

Philosophy


Julie Tannenbaum

Pomona College

Department

Philosophy


Peter Thielke

Pomona College

Department

Philosophy


Rivka Weinberg

Scripps College

Department

Philosophy


Darryl Wright

Harvey Mudd College

Department

Philosophy