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UNM Department of Philosophy

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the UNM Department of Philosophy will remain physically closed for the Fall 2020 semester.  Philosophy instructors and staff will continue to work remotely.  If you need to confer with any of our instructors or staff, please contact them via e-mail and, if needed, arrange to meet with them remotely (on phone, Skype, Zoom, etc.). Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe and healthy!

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 Reasons and Lives in Buddhist Traditions

Reasons and Lives in Buddhist Traditions

Dan Arnold, C├ęcile Ducher, and Pierre-Julien Harter

Cover of 50 Concepts for a Critical Phenomenology

50 Concepts for a Critical Phenomenology

Edited by Gail Weiss, Ann V. Murphy, and Gayle Salamon

Cover of Cambridge History of Philosophy, 1945-2015

Cambridge History of Philosophy, 1945-2015

Edited by Dr. Kelly Becker and Dr. Iain Thomson

  • 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

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, Prolegom...read 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 ...read more

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

Posted: Feb 06, 2020 - 03:30pm

Professor Adrian Johnston recently was interviewed for the New Books Network podcast series about hi...read more

Upcoming Events

Colloquium

What is Critique?

Sep 25, 2020 - 02:00pm
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