Apply to the Graduate Programs
Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2019 admissions to the PhD in Philosophy, MA in Philosophy and the Arts and to the joint MA in History of Philosophies, East and West.
In the Stony Brook Philosophy Department, philosophy is more an activity than an artifact, more a collective vocation than a solitary pursuit.
Jennifer Carter, recipient of the
President's Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students, comments on how Stony Brook has helped Equip her for Success
Stony Brooks Philosophy Department is a steadfast guardian of continental philosophy, a place that generations of students have come to study with some of the best philosophers worldwide. The mentorship of the faculty and staff allowed me to grow, to meet a variety of challenges as a thinker, and to develop a very special research plan addressing philosophical questions in an unusual and radical way. Read more of Jennifer's interview.
New Faculty Member
Dr. Arindam Chakrabarti joins the Philosophy Department as the inaugural holder of the Nirmal K. and Augustina Mattoo Endowed Chair in Classical Indic Studies. Dr. Chakrabarti is an internationally-renowned scholar in Indian philosophy, aesthetics, the philosophy of art, Buddhism, and philosophy of language.
News & Announcements
The history of science shows how to change the minds of science deniers
Professor Crease, Department Chair & Professor, is the author of this upcoming book, The Workshop and the World. Crease is concerned about science deniers, especially people in positions of authority, who discount evidence that human activity is changing life on Earth for the worse, driving climate change and disrupting the delicate balance that all living things rely upon on our interconnected planet. He believes that by understanding the history of science, we can “keep the world from falling apart,” in his words. Read the full article on Quartz .
Understanding How Domestic Violence (Re)Shapes Identity: A Conversation with Jessica
In a recent interview with Francisco Delgado, Jessica discusses the value of interdisciplinary work, her concept of “existential captivation” that explains why some victims of domestic violence refuse to leave their attackers, and how her experience applying for the AAUW American Fellowship actually helped hone her research focus.
Opinion | Thus Faked Zarathustra
Steven Pinker isn’t very enlightened in misreading Nietzsche.
A debate over the reading of famous philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's writings pushed Professor Crease to write an OpEd discussing why taking words out of context is a huge threat. Read his piece in the Wall Street Journal.