Memphis is a pluralist department with a strong commitment to both continental and analytic philosophy, as well as the history of philosophy. Most standard continental thinkers are covered. Particular strengths are Hegel, Heidegger (especially his interpretation of Greek philosophy), Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Kristeva, Derrida, Deleuze, feminist theory, psychoanalysis, and race theory. In addition to 21 doctoral students, there are 12 students in a strong, autonomous master’s program which is especially suitable for students who wish to broaden their conception of the discipline. The students are exceptionally diverse in terms of race and gender. Ph. D. placement in tenure-track is 100 percent.