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Goldwin Smith Hall on the Arts Quad, looking southeast, silver gelatin print circa 1909

Raphael's Philosophia Frescoe

Adapted from "Philosophy" by Raphael; Fresco; Vatican, Rome


Charles R. Lamb Design Sketch for Mosaic in Sage Chapel Honoring Arts and Sciences, 1900

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Ezra CornellZachary Abrahams

Visiting Lecturer, The Philosophical Review

karen-bennett-small-Karen Bennett

Associate Professor, Editor - The Philosophical Review

metaphysics, philosophy of mind  •  homepage

richard-boyd-smallRichard Boyd

Susan Linn Sage Professor
epistemology, philosophy of: science, language, mind

tad-brennan-smallTad Brennan

ancient philosophy

charles-brittain-smallCharles Brittain

Susan Linn Sage Professor in Philosophy and Humane Letters
Chair, Department of Classics
ancient philosophy, Platonist psychology, ethics

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andrew-chignell-smallAndrew Chignell

Associate Professor
Kant, early modern philosophy, epistemology, aesthetics, philosophy of religion   •   homepage

matti-eklund-smallMatti Eklund

Associate Professor
metaphysics, philosophy of: language, logic   •   homepage

gail-fine-smallGail Fine

ancient philosophy   •   CV

harold-hodes-smallHarold Hodes

Associate Professor, Editor-in-Chief, The Philosophical Review

logic & foundations; philosophy of: logic, mathematics   •   CV

picture-88Rachana Kamtekar

Visiting Professor (2013 - 2014)
ancient philosophy • homepage

michelle-kosch-smallMichelle Kosch

Associate Professor, Editor - The Philosophical Review
Kant, nineteenth and twentieth century continental philosophy   •   homepage

scott-macdonald-smallScott MacDonald

Norma K. Regan Professor in Christian Studies
Placement Director

medieval philosophy, philosophy of religion   •  homepage

Daniel Manne Daniel Manne

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Program on Ethics and Public Life

Kate ManneKate Manne

Assistant Professor

moral philosophy •   homepage

Richard MillerRichard Miller

Wyn and William Y. Hutchinson Professor
Director, Program on Ethics and Public Life
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jill-northJill North

Associate Professor
philosophy of physics, philosophy of science   •   homepage

derk-pereboomDerk Pereboom

Susan Linn Sage Professor in Philosophy and Ethics
Stanford H. Taylor '50 Chair of the Sage School

free will and moral responsibility, history of modern philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion
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ted-siderTed Sider

Frederick J. Whiton Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
metaphysics, philosophy of language   •   homepage

nicholas-silins-smallNicholas Silins

Associate Professor
epistemology, the philosophy of mind   •   homepage

will-starrWill Starr

Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
philosophy of language, cognitive science, logic    •   homepage

erin-taylor-smallErin Taylor

Assistant Professor
ethics, political philosophy

Emeritus Faculty

carl-ginet-smallCarl Ginet

Professor Emeritus
metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of: mind, language   •   homepage

terrence-irwin-smallTerence Irwin

Susan Linn Sage Professor Emeritus
Greek philosophy   •   homepage

lyonsDavid Lyons

Susan Linn Sage Professor & Professor of Law Emeritus, Currently Professor of Law & Philosophy at Boston University
philosophy of law, moral and political philosophy  •   homepage  •  CV

sydney-shoemaker-smallSydney Shoemaker

Susan Linn Sage Professor Emeritus
metaphysics, philosophy of mind

ezra-cornellNicholas Sturgeon

Susan Linn Sage Professor Emeritus

ethics, the empiricists   CV

Affiliated Faculty

abusch_100Dorit Abusch

Professor, Cornell Linguistics Department
semantics, pragmatics, philosophy of language, aesthetics • homepage

sarah-100Sarah Murray

Assistant Professor, Cornell Linguistics Department
semantics, pragmatics, fieldwork, cognitive science, philosophy of language, Cheyenne • homepage

Mats_100_1Mats Rooth

Professor & Director of Computational Linguistics Lab
Computational linguistics, semantics • homepage