Faculty

Primary Faculty

Robert N. Brandon

Professor of Philosophy

Office: 209 West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743

Phone: (919) 660-3067

rbrandon@duke.edu

Robert N. Brandon (Ph.D. 1979, Harvard) joined the Duke Faculty in fall of 1979. He holds a joint appointment in Philosophy and Biology . He has...

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Allen Edward Buchanan

James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy

Office: 203A West Duke Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0245

Phone: (919) 383-0449

allenb@duke.edu

RESEARCH AND TEACHING I’m teaching my usual two course load this Fall. One is a basic course on human rights, focusing on controversies about the nature of human rights, the justifications...

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Felipe De Brigard

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

felipe.debrigard@duke.edu

Most of my research focuses on the way in which memory and imagination interact. So far, I have explored ways in which episodic memory both guides and constrains episodic counterfactual thinking (...

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Michael T. Ferejohn

Professor of Philosophy

Office: 201B West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743

Phone: (919) 660-3053

mtf@duke.edu

Michael T. Ferejohn (Ph.D. 1976, University of California, Irvine) joined the Duke Faculty in 1983. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, Tufts University, Washington State University,...

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Owen Flanagan

James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy

Office: 201E West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743

Phone: (919) 660-3056

Office Hours: On leave 2016-2017

ojf@duke.edu

Owen Flanagan was born and raised in Westchester County New York.  He received his Ph.D. in 1978 from Boston University.  He taught for sixteen years (1978-1993) at Wellesley College as Class of...

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Jennifer Hawkins

Associate Research Professor of Philosophy

Office: 201 West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743

Phone: (919) 660-3051

jen.hawkins@duke.edu

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Kevin Hoover

Professor of Economics and Philosophy

Office: 213 Soc Sciences, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097

Phone: (919) 660-1800

kd.hoover@duke.edu

Professor Hoover's research interests include macroeconomics, monetary economics, the history of economics, and the philosophy and methodology of empirical economics. His recent work in economics...

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Andrew Janiak

Professor of Philosophy

Office: 201 West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743

Phone: (919) 660-3057

janiak@duke.edu

Janiak is Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the Department, the co-leader of Project Vox, and chair of the...

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Karen Neander

Professor of Philosophy

Office: 201 West Duke Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743

Phone: (919) 660-3050

Office Hours: To make an appointment, email Neander at kneander@duke.edu.

karen.neander@duke.edu

Neander is Professor of Philosophy and Linguistics and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Philosophy at Duke.  She joined the department in 2006, after holding positions in...

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Wayne Norman

Mike and Ruth Mackowski Professor of Ethics in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 201 West Duke Building, Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3190

wayne.norman@duke.edu

Professor Norman (Ph.D. London School of Economics, 1988) is the Mike and Ruth Mackowski Professor of...

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Carlotta Pavese

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Office: 1364 Campus Drive, 201 West Duke Building Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 201 West Duke Building, Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-6803

carlotta.pavese@duke.edu

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Alexander Rosenberg

R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 203A W Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743

Phone: (919) 660-3047

alexrose@duke.edu

Alex Rosenberg (Ph.D. 1971, Johns Hopkins) joined the Duke faculty in 2000. He is the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy (with secondary appointments in the biology and political science...

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Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics

Office: Duke University Box 90432, 203B West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743

Phone: (919) 660-3172

walter.sinnott-armstrong@duke.edu

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and the Kenan...

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Gopal Sreenivasan

Crown University Professor in Ethics

Office: 207 West Duke Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3069

gopal.sreenivasan@duke.edu

Gopal Sreenivasan (Ph.D. 1993, UC Berkeley) joined the Duke faculty in 2008.  His primary research interests are in moral and political philosophy.  Within those fields, he is interested in many...

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David B. Wong

Susan Fox Beischer and George D. Beischer Professor of Philosophy in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 211 W Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743

Phone: (919) 660-3046

d.wong@duke.edu

David Wong is the Susan Fox Beischer and George D. Beischer Professor of Philosophy. Before he came to Duke, he was the Harry Austryn Wolfson Professor of Philosophy at Brandeis University and the...

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Affliated Faculty

Matthew D. Adler

Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law

Office: Duke Law School 210 Science Dr, Duke Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Law School Rm 4192, Duke Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 613-7172

adler@law.duke.edu

Matthew D. Adler is the Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Philosophy and Public Policy at Duke University.  He also is the founding director of the Duke Center for...

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Vincent Conitzer

Kimberly J. Jenkins University Professor of New Technologies

Office: LSRC D207, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90129, Durham, NC 27708-0129

Phone: (919) 660-6503

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Nita A. Farahany

Professor of Law

Office: Duke Law School 210 Science Dr, Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Law School Room 3024, Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708-0362

Phone: (919) 613-8514

farahany@duke.edu

Nita A. Farahany is a leading scholar on the ethical, legal, and social implications of biosciences and emerging technologies, particularly those related to neuroscience and behavioral genetics....

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Jon Fjeld

Professor of the Practice

Office: A105F Fuqua School, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90120, Durham, NC 27708-0120

Phone: (919) 660-8052

fjeld@duke.edu

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Michael A. Gillespie

Professor of Political Science

Office: 204G Gross Hall, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204

Phone: (919) 660-4308

mgillesp@duke.edu

Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, works in political philosophy, with particular emphasis on modern continental theory and the history of political philosophy. He is the author of...

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Ruth W. Grant

Professor of Political Science

Office: 140 Science Drive, 293 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204

Phone: (919) 660-4316

grant@duke.edu

Ruth Grant is a Professor of Political Science at Duke University, specializing in political theory with a particular interest in early modern philosophy and political ethics. She is the author of...

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Daniel W. McShea

Professor in the Department of Biology

Office: 139 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7342

dmcshea@duke.edu

My main research interest is hierarchy theory, especially the causal relationship between higher-level wholes and their components (Spencer, Simon, Campbell, Salthe, Wimsatt). In biology, for...

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Toril Moi

James B. Duke Professor of Literature

Office: 114 S. Buchanan Boulevard, B184 Smith Warehouse, Durham, NC 27708-0403

Campus Box: Box 90403, B184 Smith Warehouse, Durham, NC 27708-0403

Phone: (919) 668-6407

toril@duke.edu

Toril Moi has three broad areas of interest: feminist theory and women's writing; the intersection of literature, philosophy and aesthetics; and ordinary language philosophy in the tradition of...

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Dale Purves

Research Professor in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Office: B241, LSRC Bldg., Research Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90999, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-6122

purves@neuro.duke.edu

The Purves Laboratory is continuing to study visual perception and its neurobiological underpinnings. Ongoing investigations include understanding the perception of brightness, color,...

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Jesse Sean Summers

Lecturing Fellow in the Thompson Writing Program

jesse.summers@duke.edu

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Emeritus Faculty

Martin P. Golding

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Office: 201K West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743

Phone: (919) 660-3062

golding@law.duke.edu

Martin P. Golding (Ph.D. 1959, Columbia) joined the Duke faculty on September 1, 1976, as Professor of Philosophy and Law. He has taught at Columbia...

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Alasdair MacIntyre

Professor Emeritus

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David H. Sanford

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Office: 201D West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743

Phone: (919) 660-3055

dhs@duke.edu

David H. Sanford (Ph.D. Cornell, 1966) joined the Duke Faculty in 1970 after teaching at Dartmouth College (1963-70). He has held visiting appointments at Dalhousie, the University of...

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