Elizabeth Barnes

Professor & Director of Graduate Admissions

Metaphysics, Social Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Ethics
  • Office Address: 111 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 3:15-4:15 & Thursday 1:00-2:00
  • Class Schedule:

    PHIL 2640 Rational Choice and Happiness

    PHIL 3800 Feminist Philosophy

Elizabeth Barnes works on metaphysics, social philosophy, and feminist philosophy - and is particularly interested in the areas where these subjects interact. She's currently writing a book on disability and thinking a lot about the metaphysics of social structures. She's also the editor of Philosophy Compass.



Full-time Faculty

Sahar Akhtar

Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Barnes

Professor & Director of Graduate Admissions

Talbot Brewer

Professor & Department Chair

Ross P. Cameron

Professor & Director of Undergraduate Program

James Cargile


Daniel Devereux


Brie Gertler

Commonwealth Professor

Paul Humphreys

Commonwealth Professor

Harold Langsam


Antonia LoLordo

Professor & Director of Graduate Studies

Loren Lomasky

Cory Professor of Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law

Ian McCready-Flora

Assistant Professor

Trenton Merricks

Commonwealth Professor

Walter Ott


Jorge Secada


A. John Simmons

John Allen Hollingsworth Professor

Rebecca Stangl

Associate Professor

Affiliated Faculty

Colin Bird

Associate Professor (Politics) & Director of Political Philosophy, Policy and Law

Erin Eaker

A&S Assistant Dean & Assistant Professor

M. Jamie Ferreira

Professor Emerita (Religious Studies)

Kim Ferzan

Caddell & Chapman Professor of Law

George Klosko

Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor (Politics)

Emeritus Faculty

Cora Diamond

Kenan Professor of Philosophy Emerita

John Marshall

Professor Emeritus

George Thomas

Professor Emeritus

Lecturer Faculty

Corin Fox


James Mumford


Visiting Faculty

Andrew Morgan

Assistant Professor