Department of Philosophy - Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

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
  • Formal Epistemology
  • Causation
  • Foundations of Cognitive Psychology
  • Applied Ethics
  • Linguistics/Language

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

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upcoming events

June 9 and 10

Modality and Method Workshop
Center for Formal Epistemology
Margaret Morrison 103

save the date!

June 25-29, 2018


We are excited to announce that in June 2018, the Department of Philosophy, with support from across the campus, will host the upcoming North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information. NASSLLI is a biennial event inaugurated in 2001, which brings together faculty and graduate students from around the world, for a week of interdisciplinary courses on cutting edge topics at the intersection of philosophy, linguistics, computer science and cognitive science.


The department offices, labs, and seminar rooms are located in Baker and Doherty Halls, just across from the green expanse of Schenley Park.