Philosophy explores central aspects of the human condition, of our world and of our relation to that world.

The Department of Philosophy at Amherst welcomes all students, from those who would like to sample a course or two, to those who would like to major in the discipline and perhaps even study the subject in graduate school.

Position Announcement: Visiting Assistant Professor

The Amherst College Department of Philosophy invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in philosophy beginning July 1, 2018. The area of specialty is open. Given Amherst College’s commitment to cultivating a rigorous and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can teach, mentor, and inspire students of different sexual orientations, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds...