Thomas and Mara Lehrman Gift $1M to the Duke Philosophy Department

Thursday, September 14, 2017
We are delighted to announce a $1 million gift from Thomas (Trinity ’95) and Mara Lehrman. The donation will establish an endowment to support the Edward Mahoney Visiting Professorship in Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy and will enable us to bring scholars of... Read More »

Owen Flanagan to be Honored at Conference

Tuesday, September 5, 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: Read More »

Welcome Katherine Brading!

Friday, September 1, 2017
The Department of Philosophy welcomes Kathrine Brading.  Katherine comes to us from University of Notre Dame, where she served as Director of the History and Philosophy of Science Program. She currently holds an ACLS collaborative research fellowship with Marius Stan (Boston College... Read More »

Philosophy Grad Student Builds Expertise in Marketing and Data Analysis

Friday, September 1, 2017
Philosophy doctoral student, Adela Deanova, completed a series of online courses in digital marketing in order to contribute to Project Vox, a digital initiative that recovers the lost voices of female philosophers in the early modern era.  More story here.

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"

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 »