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UNM Department of Philosophy


  • The University of New Mexico Department of Philosophy is a community of faculty and students actively engaged in a wide range of philosophical projects. 
  • Our department combines research strengths in both Western and Asian philosophy and offers extraordinary resources for students wishing to specialize in Continental and/or South Asian traditions, and in comparative approaches to philosophy more broadly.
  • Our department is small and close-knit and has an excellent student-to-professor ratio that provides students at every level of study the opportunity to receive close attention from individual faculty members.
  • Our faculty members are highly regarded experts in their fields, and they continue to pursue original, cutting-edge research that earns international renown.
  • Our faculty members are also highly regarded teachers - they have 10 teaching awards between them - and they share a steadfast commitment to providing our students a world-class education.
  • We offer a Ph.D. program, a terminal M.A. program, three undergraduate major programs, an undergraduate minor, and a Shared-Credit Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program that allows students to complete both the B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy in five years of study.
  • We offer competitive funding packages to our Ph.D. students, and our incoming M.A. students have in-state tuition rates available to them from day one.
  • The successful placement of our M.A. and Ph.D. students continues to be a hallmark of our graduate programs.
  • We are located in Albuquerque, the largest city in a state known for its breath-taking natural beauty.
  • New Mexico's unique multi-lingual and multi-cultural diversity is reflected throughout UNM. So too is New Mexico’s history.

UNM Land Acknowledgement Statement

Founded in 1889, the University of New Mexico sits on the traditional homelands of the Pueblo of Sandia. The original peoples of New Mexico – Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache – since time immemorial, have deep connections to the land and have made significant contributions to the broader community statewide.

We honor the land itself and those who remain stewards of this land throughout the generations and also acknowledge our committed relationship to Indigenous peoples.

We gratefully recognize our history.

Recent Faculty Books

Cover of The Routledge Handbook of Indian Buddhist Philosophy

The Routledge Handbook of Indian Buddhist Philosophy

Edited by Pierre-Julien Harter, William Edelglass, Sara McClintock

Cover of Objective Fictions Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Marxism

Objective Fictions Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Marxism

Edited by Adrian Johnston, Boštjan Nedoh, Alenka Zupančič

Recent News

Prof. Pierre-Julien Harter's New Book

Posted: Sep 20, 2022 - 09:00am

The Routledge Handbook of Indian Buddhist Philosophy is the first scholarly reference volume to high...read more

Paul Livingston interviewed by Richard Marshall of 3:16 magazine

Posted: Apr 05, 2022 - 06:00am

Professor Paul Livingston was interviewed for online magazine, 3:16.  The following link is acc...read more

Professor Johnston recently was interviewed for two podcasts

Posted: Apr 05, 2022 - 12:00am

“An Interview with Adrian Johnston (with Douglas Lain),” Diet Soap Podcast, https://www....read more

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