Founded in 1985, the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon stands among the best in the world in the following areas:
Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Philosophy of Science and Methodology
Rational Choice and Decision Theory
Foundations of Cognitive Psychology
Our vision of philosophy is interdisciplinary, rigorous, applied and relevant.
We do research on the foundations of science, computation, mathematics, rationality, causation, cognitive science, and other disciplines. We publish in philosophy, mathematics, computer science, biology, medicine, neuroscience, statistics, social science, educational research, linguistics, and other disciplines. Our faculty serve on National Academies of Science committees, work with the WHO, the CDC, the NSA, and NASA, and do work directly in the community via deliberative democracy. Our close connections to several other disciplines at Carnegie Mellon and our proximity to the University of Pittsburgh make for the most exciting venue for interdisciplinary philosophical work in the world today.
Philosophy Department News
- The Ethics of Time Travel
- Danielle Wenner to Explore Ethics and Exploitation in Brocher Residency
- Robert Cavalier May Be Retiring, But He's Not Slowing Down
- CMWA Supports Students’ Committment to Advancement of Women
- David Danks Wins 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship