Memory and Skill Program April 22-24, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Memory and Skill Program FRIDAY, APRIL 22 - (West Duke Building, Room 202) 1:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. - Introduction   Felipe De Brigard (Duke University) 1:45 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.  [Chair: Felipe De Brigard (Duke University)] Carlotta Pavese (Duke University) An... Read More »

Duke Alumnus Joseph Wu Named Gates-Cambridge Scholar

Monday, April 18, 2016
Duke alumnus Joseph Wu is among 55 international recipients selected for the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship, which covers a student’s tuition and living expenses while completing a graduate degree at the University of Cambridge. Some 3,730 applicants competed for only 90 scholarships (55 of which... Read More »

In Memoriam William "Bernie" Peach

Monday, April 11, 2016
1918 – 2015 In memory of professor emeritus of philosophy at Duke University William “Bernie” Peach, 97, died peacefully on September 24, 2015 at The Forest at Duke where he lived for many years. Born June 20, 1918 in Roslyn, WA. Peach married Alice Mary Barber on December 2, 1940, and had... Read More »

Workshop on Memory and Skill April 22-24, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Workshop on Memory and Skill April 22-24, 2016 LINK TO ABSTRACTS AND PROGRAM West Duke Building, room 202 Duke University, Durham, NC This event is free and open to the public, but it requires registration. To register please email Max Beninger at Friday,... Read More »

Recordings of Phi Beta Kappa Romanell Lectures

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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... Read More »

Allen Buchanan Named Phi Beta Kappa Romanell Lecturer

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Allen Buchanan named Phi Beta Kappa Romanell Lecturer in Philosophy for 2015-2016

Finding Philosophy's Female Voices

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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... Read More »

Welcome Assistant Professor Carlotta Pavese

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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,... Read More »


Monday, January 6, 2014
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... Read More »

Welcome Professor Peter van Inwagen

Thursday, January 2, 2014
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,... Read More »