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UNM Department of Philosophy

The University of New Mexico Department of Philosophy is a community of faculty and students who are actively engaged in a wide range of philosophical projects.  The Department combines research strengths in both Western and Asian philosophy, which allows us to offer our students a unique training that spans different historical periods and different philosophical traditions. 

Enjoy exploring our website to learn more about us.

Recent Faculty Books

Cover of Objective Fictions Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Marxism

Objective Fictions Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Marxism

Edited by Adrian Johnston, Boštjan Nedoh, Alenka Zupančič

  • Our department is small and close-knit. The excellent student-to-professor ratio assures close attention from individual faculty.
  • Competitive funding packages for PhD students.
  • In-state tuition rates available from day one for incoming MA students, making our MA program an unrivaled bargain.
  • Successful placement records for both our MA and PhD students. See here.
  • New Mexico is a multi-lingual, multi-cultural place, with diverse Hispanic and Native American communities unlike anywhere else. As the flagship university in the state, UNM reflects this diversity.
  • New Mexico offers unrivaled natural beauty and a lovely climate.
  • Our department offers extraordinary resources for students wishing to specialize in the Continental and/or South-Asian traditions, and in comparative approaches to philosophy more broadly.

Recent News

Congratulations to Nils Seiler, Winner of the Larry Morris Scholarship Award

Posted: Nov 03, 2021 - 12:00am

Congratulations to Nils Seiler on being awarded the 2021 Larry Morris Scholarship to support his more

Professor Johnston recently was interviewed for the New Books Network podcast series

Posted: Aug 31, 2020 - 09:00am

Dr. Adrian Johnston is back with New Books Network podcast to discuss his second book, more

Professor Adrian Johnston recently was interviewed for the New Books Network podcast series

Posted: Jul 21, 2020 - 12:00am

In the contemporary philosophical landscape, a variety of materialist ontologies have appeared, all more

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