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Graduate Study in Philosophy

Welcome to the website of the Graduate Program in Social, Political, Ethical and Legal Philosophy at Binghamton University, State University of New York.  Students in the SPEL program receive a traditional education in philosophy and its major sub-fields while typically specializing in areas of social, political, ethical, and/or legal philosophy.  The SPEL program is strongly committed to a pluralistic approach, embracing not only the Anglo-American (analytic) and Continental (European) traditions, but also emerging and other long-established traditions.

The SPEL program offers a terminal M.A. and a Ph.D.. The M.A. is often pursued by students who are interested in postgraduate work in law, business, or public policy.  The Ph.D. prepares students for a specialization in the most sought-after and fastest-growing areas in contemporary philosophy in colleges and universities. The Philosophy Department has an aggressive and highly successful program in professional development and placement.

You can learn more about the program by contacting me or following the links at the left.  Recent news and notices may be found at an off-site unofficial blog.

Charles Goodman
Professor of Philosophy
Director of Graduate Studies, Philosophy Department
Binghamton University
phone: 607 777 3616
fax: 607 777 2734

Last Updated: 9/17/18