undergraduate information


2015 Prize Announcement

2015 Prize Announcement

March 27, 2015

The Department of Philosophy welcomes submissions for the Bechtel and Bowen prizes for 2015. Awards for each of these prizes is $3,000.

The Philosophy Department is accepting Word or PDF electronic submissions only.  To be considered for these prizes, all entries must be received by Emily Ware at eware@fas.harvard.edu by Wednesday, May 6 at 5 pm.  Papers received after 5 pm will not be accepted.

Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses

January 1, 2015

A list of courses for the Spring 2015 term is now available.

upcoming events


Apr 02

Department Colloquium

4:00pm to 6:00pm


Emerson 305

Jenny Saul (Sheffield)

Reception in Robbins Library following the lecture

Sponsored by the M&E Workshop

Apr 16

Whitehead Lectures

4:00am to 6:00pm


Emerson 210

David Velleman (NYU) Morality Here and There

Lecture One: "Kant Among the Sherpas"

Apr 17

Whitehead Lecures

4:00pm to 6:00pm


Emerson 210

David Velleman (NYU) Morality Here and There

Lecture Two: "Aristotle in Bali"

Apr 18

2015 Harvard-MIT Graduate Conference in Philosophy

(All day)



Keynote Speaker: Robert Stalnaker, Lawrence S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

We invite submissions from graduate students for a conference hosted by the Philosophy Departments at Harvard University and MIT to be held on April 18th, 2015 at Harvard University.  Papers from all areas of philosophy are welcome, and we especially encourage authors from underrepresented groups in philosophy to submit.