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Philosophy

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.

Current Fellows in Philosophy

Susanne BobzienPhilosophy of Logic and Language; Ancient Philosophy
Myles BurnyeatEmeritus Fellow in Philosophy
Anthony GottliebThe Legacy of Wittgenstein
Edward HusseyEmeritus Fellow in Philosophy
Derek ParfitEmeritus Fellow in Philosophy
Andreas MogensenEthics and meta-ethics; epistemology
Hanna PickardPhilosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychiatry
Giorgio PiniJohn Duns Scotus's Notabilia super Metaphysicam
Amia SrinivasanEpistemology; philosophical methodology
Cecilia TrifogliMedieval Philosophy