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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 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 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

Congratulations to Professor John Taber

Posted: Aug 21, 2019 - 12:00am

Professor John Taber has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for pre...read more

Congratulations to Emily McRae and Adrian Johnston!

Posted: Aug 01, 2019 - 12:00am

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Emily McRae has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor...read more

Upcoming Events

Colloquium

Mādhyamika realism

Feb 07, 2020 - 03:30pm
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