The College has supported the study of philosophy since its foundation and many distinguished philosophers have been Fellows. Starting in the mid-thirties, Isaiah Berlin and J.L. Austin hosted a famous 'Saturday Mornings' discussion group in Berlin's College rooms, attended by other College philosophers, such as Stuart Hampshire, as well as others in Oxford, such as A.J. Ayer.
Today the College has a number of Fellows and Visiting Fellows engaged in philosophical research as well as several more with significant philosophical aspects to their work. The College provides Fellowships to the Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, currently Professor Jeremy Waldron, and the University Lecturer in Medieval Philosophy, Prof. Cecilia Trifogli.
|Susanne Bobzien||Ancient philosophy and the philosophy of logic and language|
|Myles Burnyeat||Ancient philosophy, Plato's Republic|
|Ellen Clarke||Philosophy of biology|
|Cécile Fabre||Just war theory, theories of justice, applied ethics in general|
|Edward Hussey||Ancient philosophy|
|Andreas Mogensen||Epistemology and ethics|
|Derek Parfit||Problems of personal identity, rationality, and ethics|
|Hanna Pickard||Philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychiatry, clinical ethics|
|Daniel Rothschild||Philosophy of language, linguistic semantics, and epistemology|
|Amia Srinivasan||Epistemology, ethics, metaphilosophy|
|Cecilia Trifogli||Moral, political, and legal philosophy; ethics of war|