Our Research Strengths

Emory’s philosophy faculty work in multiple areas, often in overlapping and interdisciplinary ways, and occasionally through acts of public scholarship. Pluralist in outlook and practice, the department explores canonical as well as emerging areas of concern, often in ways that engage historical figures and traditions as well as social movements and cultural change.

We have identified seven areas of inquiry integral to the research and teaching of our faculty:

Contributions from our faculty have impacted these conversations within and sometimes beyond the discipline of philosophy. Each area is also a point of overlap with many of our affiliated faculty whose work concretely enriches our own.

Across these areas and beyond, our faculty are involved in other Emory departments, programs, and initiatives, such as American Studies, Comparative Literature, Disability Studies, Global and Postcolonial Studies, the James Wheldon Institute of Race and Difference, Psychoanalytic Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Our programs also benefit from the robust participation of many affiliated faculty, providing a rich, multi-disciplinary context for course work and research.