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 Tue Apr 15, 2014
Toll Room, Alumni House — 4:10 pm
Tanner Lectures on Human Values
Eric Santner (University of Chicago)
Lecture I: On the Subject-Matter of Political Theology
calendar icon Wed Apr 16, 2014
Toll Room, Alumni House — 4:10 pm
Tanner Lectures on Human Values
Eric Santner (University of Chicago)
Lecture II: Paradoxologies
calendar icon Thu Apr 17, 2014
7205 Dwinelle — 3:30 pm
Working Group in Ancient Philosophy
Dominic Bailey (Colorado)
Dion dies at the end: some Chrysippean conditionals and their consequences
calendar icon Thu Apr 17, 2014
Toll Room, Alumni House — 4:10 pm
Tanner Lectures on Human Values
Eric Santner (University of Chicago)
Seminar and Discussion with the commentators