Welcome to the UCSB Department of Philosophy

The study of philosophy at UCSB encompasses both the cutting edge of current philosophical research and the rich history of philosophy. The department offers a B.A. program and a Ph.D. program. Our undergraduate program provides training in the kind of disciplined and rigorous argument that characterizes serious philosophical reflection, and which makes a Philosophy degree an excellent preparation for a wide variety of professional careers and for graduate work across the humanities and social sciences. Our graduate program prepares students for successful professional careers in philosophy.


Keith Hess (UCSB PhD, 2017) has been tenured at the College of Southern Nevada. Congratulations!

Congrats to UCSB philosophy grad student Jeonggyu Lee, who will be starting a tenure-track position at Sungkyunkwan University this spring.

Philosophy at UC Santa Barbara has become the fastest growing humanities major. Read more or watch more!

Upcoming Events

Sara Bernstein (Notre Dame).

  1. April 17, 2020 - 4:00pm

Daniel Nolan (Notre Dame).

  1. April 24, 2020 - 4:00pm

Luca Ferrero (UC Riverside)

  1. May 22, 2020 - 4:00pm