Faculty and Staff

peter epstein
Peter Epstein
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Mandel Center for the Humanities 109
Office Hours: W 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Expertise: Philosophy of mind, epistemology and philosophy of science. Personal website.

robert greenberg
Robert Greenberg
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Expertise: Metaphysics, history of philosophy, Kant.

eli hirsch
Eli Hirsch
Charles Goldman Professor of Philosophy
781-736-2785 Rabb Graduate Center 331
Office Hours: On leave Spring 2022

Expertise: Metaphysics, epistemology, medical ethics. Personal website

philosophy chair kathleen moran
Kathleen A. Moran
Associate Professor of Philosophy
781-736-2695 Mandel Center for the Humanities 111
Office Hours: W 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Expertise: Immanuel Kant, moral philosophy, history of philosophy. Personal website

jerry samet
Jerry Samet
Associate Professor of Philosophy
781-736-2783 Rabb Graduate Center 305
Office Hours: Tues., 12 PM to 1 PM and by appointment

Expertise: Philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, cognitive science, history of philosophy, philosophy of science.

umrao sethi, assistant professor
Umrao Sethi
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Director of Graduate Studies, Philosophy
781 736-2794 Mandel Center for the Humanities 112
Office Hours: M 2:00pm to 3:30pm and by appt.

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Expertise: Philosophy of mind, metaphysics, early modern philosophy, metaphysics of perceptual experience and the nature of sensible qualities.

marion smiley
Marion Smiley
J.P. Morgan Chase Professor of Ethics
Acting Undergraduate Adviser and Honors Adviser, Philosophy
781-736-2792 Mandel Center for the Humanities 110
Office Hours: Thurs., 9:30 am to 11:30 am and by appointment

Expertise: Moral, social and political philosophy.

larisa svirsky
Larisa Svirsky
Lecturer of Philosophy
Rabb Graduate Center 311
Office Hours: On leave Spring 2022

Expertise: Ethics, bioethics, moral psychology, and philosophy of psychiatry. (personal website)

eyal tal, visiting assistant professor of philosophy
Eyal Tal
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Rabb Graduate Center 330
Office Hours: Wed., 10 am to 1 pm

Expertise: Epistemology and Normativity. Personal website

jens timmermann
Jens Timmermann
Visiting Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of St Andrews
Office Hours: Thurs. 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Expertise: Ethics in the Kantian tradition.

palle yourgrau
Palle Yourgrau
Harry A. Wolfson Professor of Philosophy
781-736-2782 Rabb Graduate Center 332

Expertise: Philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of time, ancient Greek philosophy.

In Memoriam

andreas teuber
Andreas Teuber
Associate Professor of Philosophy

The Philosophy Department mourns Professor Teuber's passing on Feb. 15, 2021. See "In Memoriam."

Affiliated Faculty


julie seeger
Julie Seeger
Academic Administrator
781-736-2789 Rabb Graduate Center 303

Julie Seeger has served since 2004 as academic administrator for the philosophy department. Prior to joining Brandeis, she worked as a project manager at two computer software firms, Banta Integrated Media and Electronic Press Services Group.

Seeger is a graduate of Union College and holds a master's in philosophy from SUNY Binghamton. In 2010, she received the Lou Ennis Staff Award, presented annually to an administrator who demonstrates loyalty and dedication to the university and goes above and beyond the requirements of the job.