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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 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

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 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 more

David Liakos earns Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Dissertation Fellowship!

Posted: May 02, 2018 - 01:29pm

Congratulations to David Liakos on being awarded a Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski more

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