People

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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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Felipe De Brigard

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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fjeld@duke.edu

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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

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ojf@duke.edu

Owen Flanagan (Ph.D. 1978, Boston University) came to Duke as chair of the department in 1993, a post he held until 1999. He also holds appointments in ...

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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jen.hawkins@duke.edu

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Kevin Douglas Hoover

Professor of Economics

Office: 213 Soc Sciences, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-1800

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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

Creed C. Black Professor of Philosophy

Office: 201 West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-3057

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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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Alasdair MacIntyre

Professor Emeritus
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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

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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

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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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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

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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 John 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

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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

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carlotta.pavese@duke.edu

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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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Jesse Sean Summers

Lecturing Fellow in the Thompson Writing Program
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jesse.summers@duke.edu

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Orlin Vakarelov

Visiting Assistant Professor
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o.vakarelov@duke.edu

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Peter vanInwagen

Research Professor of Philosophy
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peter.van.inwagen@duke.edu

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David B. Wong

Susan Fox Beischer and George D. Beischer Trinity College Arts and Sciences 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

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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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Staff

Janelle Haynes

Staff Asst

Office: 1304 Campus Drive, 112-A East Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708-0752

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rjjc77@duke.edu

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Stacey Meyers

Departmental Business Mgr I

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

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stacey.meyers@duke.edu

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Lisa Olds

Staff Asst

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

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lisa.olds@duke.edu

Lisa works closely with faculty members to coordinate guest speaker visits and 
conferences. She schedules rooms, travel & lodging, & tech support if needed.

She has worked at...

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Graduate Student

Aaron Ancell

Student
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aaron.ancell@duke.edu

My areas of speciality are political philosophy and ethics. My dissertation advances a framework for thinking about political disagreements that is informed by social epistemology and psychology....

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Lok Chan

Student
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lok.chan@duke.edu

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Adela Deanova

Student
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adela.deanova@duke.edu

Adela Deanova is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at Duke University, writing a dissertation on the natural philosophy of Robert Boyle and John Locke, and Cavendish's critique of...

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Jing Hu

Student
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jing.hu@duke.edu

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Sungwoo Um

Student
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sungwoo.um@duke.edu

Sungwoo Um  is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Duke University. He studies ethics (esp. virtue ethics), and 'How should one live?' is the central question in his academic...

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