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.
|Cecilia Trifogli||Medieval Philosophy|
|Hanna Pickard||Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychiatry|
|Ian Phillips||Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics|
|Daniel Rothschild||Philosophy of Language, Linguistics|
|Amia Srinivasan||Epistemology; philosophical methodology|
|Andreas Mogensen||Ethics and meta-ethics; epistemology|
|Myles Burnyeat||Emeritus Fellow in Philosophy|
|Edward Hussey||Emeritus Fellow in Philosophy|
|Derek Parfit||Emeritus Fellow in Philosophy|