Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford
The Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford was founded in 2001. It is a constituent faculty of the Humanities Division at the University of Oxford. The faculty is located next to Somerville College on Woodstock Road.
History of the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford
The present-day Faculty was formerly a sub-faculty of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores (founded in 1913), though the teaching of philosophy at Oxford dates back to mediaeval times. The Faculty boasts over 50 full-time philosophers in permanent posts, with at least another 50 fixed-term, emeritus and associate members. It is part of Oxford's Humanities Division, and currently ranked 2nd in the world by the Philosophical Gourmet Report. It is ranked first in the UK by the Complete University Guide, Guardian, Times  and Independent.
Some of the world's greatest philosophers have studied (and taught) at Oxford, including Duns Scotus, Thomas Bradwardine, William of Ockham, John Wycliffe, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, John Norris, Jeremy Bentham, Henry Longueville Mansel, Thomas Hill Green, F. H. Bradley, Edward Caird and in more recent times Peter Strawson, A.J. Ayer, Mary Midgley, Iris Murdoch, Thomas Nagel, Gilbert Ryle, Genevieve Lloyd, Isaiah Berlin, J. L. Austin, Celia Green, Bernard Williams, Philippa Foot, Michael A. Smith, Onora O'Neill and Elizabeth Anscombe.
A large number of eminent philosophers have also taught at Oxford, including Robert Grosseteste, Amartya Sen, and still others, including Noam Chomsky, Saul Kripke and Hilary Putnam have come to Oxford to deliver the John Locke Lectures, the Gareth Evans Memorial Lectures and other established lectures and lecture series.
The Faculty has the following statutory professorships in philosophy:
- The White's Professorship of Moral Philosophy (founded in 1621)
- The Waynflete Professorship of Metaphysical Philosophy (founded in 1859)
- The Wykeham Professorship of Logic (founded in 1859)
- The Nolloth Professorship of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion (founded in 1920)
- The Professorship of Ancient Philosophy (founded in 1966)
- The Wilde Professorship of Mental Philosophy (founded in 2000); formerly the Wilde Readership in Mental Philosophy (founded in 1898)
- The Uehiro Professorship of Practical Ethics (founded in 2003).
- Nick Bostrom
- John Broome
- Harvey Brown
- Roger Crisp
- A. C. Grayling
- Terence Irwin
- Brian Leftow
- A.W. Moore
- Jeff McMahan
- Stephen Mulhall
- Toby Ord
- Janet Radcliffe Richards
- Gonzalo Rodríguez Pereyra
- Julian Savulescu
- Richard Sorabji
- Ralph C. S. Walker
- Timothy Williamson
- Mark Wrathall
- Michael Ayers
- Isaiah Berlin
- Simon Blackburn
- David Charles
- Sir Michael Dummett
- Ronald Dworkin
- Philippa Foot
- Peter Geach
- John Hawthorne
- Stuart Hampshire
- R.M. Hare
- J.L. Mackie
- Iris Murdoch
- Christopher Peacocke
- W.D. Ross
- Amartya Sen
- Colin McGinn
- Derek Parfit
- Sir Geoffrey Warnock
- Mary Warnock, Baroness Warnock
- David Wiggins
- Bernard Williams
- Sybil Wolfram, mother of mathematician Stephen Wolfram
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