The UC Davis Department of Philosophy:

  • emphasizes an analytic approach to philosophical questions
  • achieves prominent national rankings
  • has faculty who conduct cutting-edge research
  • has two endowments that support outstanding students
UC Davis Department of Philosophy Public Statement on AAPI Hate Crime

 April 2021

The UC Davis Department of Philosophy condemns the anti-Asian racism and violence that have afflicted our state and country in recent months, and we stand in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities who have been targeted.

To report anti-Asian hate or discrimination, go to:

UC Davis Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program

Stop AAPI Hate

For further links and resources, see Chancellor May's message to the AAPI community.

We believe that philosophy, as a field of study, has much to contribute to the projects of understanding racism and opposing it. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment in which these projects can be pursued.


Following the UC Davis campus guidance on Coronavirus our office our closed.  The best way to reach us during this time is via email or phone.  
Important contacts:  Main office - email: , phone: (530)752-0703.  Advising - email: or visit the advising website.  Department Chair, Cody Gilmore - email:.   To reach individual faculty, the best way is email.  See our faculty pages.

Current Remote Office Hours - this document will be updated as necessary

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