Recordings of Phi Beta Kappa Romanell Lectures

Link to First Lecture (Oc tober 28, 2015):  "What is Moral Progress?" Link to Second Lecture (November 4, 2015): "Is Human Nature an Obstacle to Moral Progress?" Link to Third Lecture (November 11, 2015): "Toward a Naturalistic History of Moral Progress"
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Allen Buchanan Named Phi Beta Kappa Romanell Lecturer

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Finding Philosophy's Female Voices

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Andrew Janiak, an associate professor whose expertise lies largely in the history of philosophy and a research team of staff and students — along with colleagues at Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania — are pushing fundamental, seismic changes to how philosophy is taught. “Philosophy is a discipline very resistant to…
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Welcome Assistant Professor Carlotta Pavese

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The Philosophy Department is please to welcome our new Assistant Professor Carlotta Pavese.  This semester she will teach PHIL 210.01 Knowledge and Certainty, T and Th 1:25pm -2:40pm.  Course description: Problems in the theory of knowledge: conditions of knowledge, skepticism, perception, memory, induction, knowledge of other minds, and knowledge of…
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BREAKING NEWS: The Philosophy Department is Back in the West Duke Building The faculty and staff are back in the West Duke Building room 201. Next week our graduate students that are currently located on West Campus: Davison Hall (Green Zone) rooms 422 will join us. In the next couple of…
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Welcome Professor Peter van Inwagen

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The department of philosophy is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter van Inwagen as Research Professor. Professor van Inwagen will teach a graduate seminar annually each spring term and work with graduate students. Last spring (2014) he taught Phil 790S: Saul Kripke: Language, Metaphysics, and Mind The original conception of…
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In Memoriam Benjamin F. Ward

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August 2, 1948 - December 14, 2013 We are again deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague Benjamin Ward on Saturday, December 14, 2013. He will be remembered by many as he was a long time successful and influential professor in our department. He was also a world class pianist,…
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In Memoriam Fred Dretske

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December 9, 1932 – July 24, 2013 We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague Fred Dretske. He died on July 24, 2013, less than three months after he learned he had cancer. As a Senior Research Scholar he continued to make important contributions to philosophy, and generously to…
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SPOTLIGHT on Duke Philosophy Professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

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pioneering one of the first coursera lectures here at Duke University  co-taught with Ram Neta, a UNC-Chapel Hill philosophy professor with a a startling enrollment of over 100,000.  The course began Nov 26 to read more  click here DURHAM, NC - The halls and classrooms of the West Duke building at Duke…
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Orlin Vakarelov: 2012-14 ACLS Faculty Fellow in Philosophy

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Orlin Vakarelov joined the Philosophy department as the 2012-14 ACLS Faculty Fellow. Please join us for his presentation "Pragmatic Semantic Information'" on September 14, 2012 at 3:30p.m. location T.B.A. Teaching the following courses: Fall 2012: Phil 150-Logic Spring 2013: Phil 210 - Epistemology and Phil 350 -Logic and Application
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