Philosophy at Berkeley

Moses Hall and the Grice Bench

Department of Philosophy
314 Moses Hall #2390
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2390

Phone: 510-642-2722
Fax: 510-642-4164
phildept@berkeley.edu

News

John Perry to teach at Berkeley

The distinguished philosopher John Perry, Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Stanford, will be a Visiting Professor at Berkeley in Spring 2015. He will teach Philosophy 4 and a graduate seminar.

Alex Kerr wins New Directions Fellowship

Our first New Directions Fellow is Alex Kerr. Kerr will use the fellowship to take coursework in psychophysics and vision science, and will be mentored by cognitive scientist Stephen Palmer. He is hoping that his studies will help him explain why we intuitively treat shape inversion differently from color inversion, and whether we should.

Department featured in California Magazine article

Our undergraduate major has been featured in an article in the online edition of California Magazine: Philosophy’s Popularity Soars: Devotees Find It’s More Than ‘An Interesting Path to Poverty’.

Events this week

calendar icon Mon Apr 21, 2014
370 Dwinelle Hall — 3:10 pm
Geoffrey Pullum (University of Edinburgh)
Linguistics Department Colloquium: The Lexicography of Insult and the Philosophy of Slurs
calendar icon Thu Apr 24, 2014
220 Stephens Hall — 5 pm
Susan James (Birkbeck)
Spinoza, the Body, and the Art of Living
calendar icon Fri Apr 25, 2014
Toll Room, Alumni House — 4 pm
Evan Thompson (University of British Columbia)
Buddhism and Cognitive Science: How Can the Dialogue Move Forward?