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Letter from the Chair


Welcome to the Emory Philosophy Department website. Please look around and explore our undergraduate and graduate programs, our public events, our faculty profiles, and areas of research interest. You will see that this department is home to an outstanding group of undergraduate and graduate students and an internationally renowned faculty.

Our faculty members have a wide range of interests with recent books on – and this is just a smattering – Aristotle on the emotions (Jimenez); Kant’s nonideal philosophy (Huseyinzadegan); Plato’s animals (Bell); hope, trust, and forgiveness (Lysaker); Foucault’s strange eros (Huffer); feminist humor (Willett); Lacan and Afro-pessimism (Marriott); political breakdown (McAfee); pragmatism (Stuhr); cosmopolitanism (Wahman); and conversations on race (Yancy). And our more junior faculty will soon be publishing books on early modern women (Hasan-Birdwell), the Anthropocene (Karera), and phenomenology (Blanes-Martinez).

Emory may also have the most diverse faculty of any philosophy PhD program in the country, perhaps the world, with a gender distribution of eight women and seven men; and nearly half our faculty being people of color. We also have an outstanding cadre of affiliated faculty from other departments in the college who supplement our course offerings and contribute to the intellectual life of our department.

If you have any questions about our department, feel free to contact me.

Noëlle McAfee, Professor and Chair