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Alexander Rosenberg- "The Making of a Non-Patriot"

Monday, July 3, 2017
Alex Rosenberg published in the New York Times:  Click here to read "The Making of a Non-Patriot"

Owen Flanagan to be Honored at Conference

Monday, June 19, 2017
Professor Owen Flanagan is to be honored  by his former students and colleagues with a conference on September 28-29. Please see details by clicking here. The event is free, but you must RSVP.  Full URL:  http://homepages.uc.edu/~polgertw/Flanaganfest/index.html... Read More »

Cavendish and Project Vox in The Atlantic

Friday, May 12, 2017
In a review of the new film "The Circle" in The Atlantic, Professor Elizabeth Yale discusses the philosophical views of Margaret Cavendish and mentions Project Vox along the way. 

Duke PhD named Dean at University of Montreal

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Frédéric Bouchard, who earned a PhD in philosophy from Duke in 2005, has been named Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Montreal in Canada. Congratulations!

Professor Felipe De Brigard receives major grant

Thursday, April 27, 2017
We are delighted to announce that Professor Felipe De Brigard has received a major grant from the Office of Naval Research. The pending award, entitled “Counterfactual thinking and omissive causation,” brings $555,560 to Duke to support Professor De Brigard's ongoing research into counterfactuals.... Read More »

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong Awarded Grant- "Towards a Culture of Questioning: Accountability, Humility, and Public Discourse"

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Team Members include: Aaron Ancell, Duke University, Dr. Jordan Carpenter, Psychology, Duke University, and Dr. Jesse Summers, Philosophy, Duke University. A Healthier Q&A: Can asking the right questions make political discussion more productive? Walter Sinnott-Armstrong of Duke... Read More »

Philosophy Student Explores Healthcare Ethics, Political Disagreement

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Aaron Ancell, Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy, coauthored a paper that was published this month in Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. The paper, “How to Allow Conscientious Objections in Medicine While Protecting Patient Rights,” challenges those who propose an outright ban on conscientious... Read More »

NEH Grant Awarded to Allen Buchanan and Russell Powell

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Allen Buchanan (Duke Philosophy) and Russell Powell (Boston University)  accepted the NEH Grant Offers and Awards, July 2016. Project Title: The Evolution of Moral Progress Project Description: Preparation for publication of a co-written book about the possibility of a theory of... 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 »

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 »