Qiu Lin won the award for “Wang Daiyu 王岱舆 (1570-1660) on the Non-Ultimate ( wuji ⽆极) and the Great-Ultimate ( taiji 太极): an Islamic Makeover”. Here is an abstract of the paper: Scholars have written much about the Catholic missionary Matteo Ricci (1552–1610) and his attempts to make Christianity and Confucianism palatable to each other. Yet, although Muslim communities have a long-established presence in China, we know little about the philosophical system that blended Islam and Confucianism in the heart-minds of… read more about Duke Philosophy Ph.D Candidate, Qiu Lin, wins 2021 Aristotle Prize »

A new program for Duke sophomores – which launches in Spring 2022 – will include a Philosophy course focused on happiness, success and our beliefs. “The Good Life: Religion, Philosophy, and Life’s Ultimate Concerns” (PHIL 214) is part of the new “Transformative Ideas” program that is designed to promote open and civil cross-disciplinary dialogue on questions and big ideas that change lives, link cultures and shape societies around the world. “The Good Life” – taught by instructors from Philosophy, Religious Studies, Duke… read more about Philosophy Course Among New "Transformative Ideas" Offerings » read more about Student-Run Duke Medical Ethics Journal Releases Spring Issue Focused on Identity »

Via, "Felipe De Brigard, associate professor of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience at Duke University, and leader of the Imagination and Modal Cognition Lab, has been awarded a grant of $988,602 for his project, “Forgetting and Forgiving: Exploring the Connections between Memory and Forgiveness.” The grant is from the John Templeton Foundation. The project takes philosophical and empirical approaches to conceptual and psychological questions related to forgiveness, emotions, and memory, focusing on… read more about Duke University Associate Professor of Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience, Felipe De Brigard, awarded $988,602 grant for his project "Forgetting and Forgiving: Exploring the Connections Between Memory and Forgiveness" »

When he was an undergraduate political science student, Kerry Haynie was never taught about the 1921 Tulsa massacre. Nor was there much discussion about the role of race in the founding political documents of this country or much examination of how race influenced public services such as sewer lines and zoning. In one sense, a lot has changed. In 2021, Duke’s faculty includes a strong lineup of leading scholars who examine how race is embedded in issues that cross all the schools of the university. This fall, many of… read more about University Course Raises Race as a Central Element of Undergraduate Education »

A new Trinity College of Arts & Sciences program offering peer mentoring to Ph.D. students in their first, second or third year at Duke will begin hosting meetings this fall, and has selected the inaugural class of fellows to lead those groups. Designed as small, interdisciplinary mentoring groups each facilitated by a peer fellow, the program aims to help students flourish in their respective doctoral programs – providing a confidential space to navigate frustrations, offering a diversity of perspectives, encouraging… read more about Trinity Launches Peer Mentoring Program for Early-Stage PhD Students »

Starting July 1st, Kevin Richardson will join the Duke Philosophy Department as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Kevin received his PhD in Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Duke, Kevin worked at North Carolina State University as an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department. He specializes in Metaphysics and the philosophy of language. His current research concerns the nature of the social world, in which he focuses on two broad questions. How are… read more about The Department of Philosophy welcomes Kevin Richardson as a new faculty member on July 1st »

As part of its event series tgiFHI, the Franklin Humanities Institute is conducting interviews with its faculty speakers in order to familiarize broader audiences with the diversity of research approaches in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences at Duke University. Henry W. Pickford is Professor of German and Philosophy. In this edited and condensed interview, he describes Adorno's role as a public intellectual; how Adorno's approach to reading philosophical arguments and artworks always included their… read more about Meet Your Humanities Faculty: Henry Pickford »

This month, we present a collection of 12 Duke-authored books documenting women's contributions to history, culture and society. These books, along with many others, are available at Duke University Libraries, the Gothic Bookshop or the Regulator Bookshop.   Women and the War Story by Miriam Cooke In “Women and the War Story,” Professor Emerita miriam cooke charts the emerging tradition of women’s contributions to what she calls the “War Story,” a genre formerly reserved for men. Concentrating on… read more about 12 Duke-Authored Books on Women's History »

Professor Vincent Conitzer has accepted a leadership role in a new artificial intelligence (AI) venture with the University at Oxford, the institution announced in a press release on Feb. 16. The Institute for Ethics in AI at Oxford aims to tackle major ethical challenges posed by AI, from facial recognition to voter profiling, brain machine interfaces to weaponized drones, and the ongoing discourse about how AI will impact employment on a global scale. Conitzer is joining the organization as the institute’s Head of… read more about Duke Faculty Member to Partner With New AI Institute at Oxford »

This month we offer a collection of Duke-authored works that reflect human experiences through fiction.  These books along with many others are available at the Duke University Libraries, the Gothic Bookshop or the Regulator Bookshop.   A Life of Adventure and Delight by Akhil Sharma WHAT IT'S ABOUT: In "A Life of Adventure and Delight," Professor Akhil Sharma delivers eight stories that focus on Indian protagonists at home and abroad. A young woman in an arranged marriage… read more about 10 Works of Fiction from Duke Authors »

Of all the things that make college students anxious, now you can add ghost cars to the list. Not haunted, unoccupied moving vehicles, Flying Dutchman style. “Ghost cars” is a term Duke Parking & Transportation (DPT) uses to define cars that enter or leave parking lots when the gates are up, like during a football game or evening event. The gate sensors don’t record them both entering and exiting, which causes problems in keeping an accurate count of the cars using a lot. A few summers ago, DPT asked a group of… read more about Quantitatively and Qualitatively, Data+ and Its Affiliated Programs Are Big Hits »

This month we offer a collection of Duke-authored books that explore historical and current aspects of faith, spirituality and religious culture in society.  These books along with many others are available at the Duke University Libraries, the Gothic Bookshop or the Regulator Bookshop.   The Bible With and Without Jesus by Marc Zvi Brettler What It's About: Professor Marc Z. Brettler and co-author Amy-Jill Levine take readers on a guided tour of the most popular Hebrew Bible… read more about Eight Duke Books on Religion and Spirituality »

After months of an accelerated fall semester without a break, students will have two months to fill before the spring semester. Many of them are signing up now for an early return to learning in one of 13 virtual programs offered during a special winter series. Winter Breakaway (Jan. 4-15) will be a low-stress learning experience that allows undergraduate and graduate students a range of options. Some will cover non-traditional subjects such as the study of wellness.  Others will ask students to step outside their majors… read more about Winter Breakaway: Students Design Their Future »

As part of its event series tgiFHI, the Franklin Humanities Institute is conducting interviews with its faculty speakers in order to familiarize broader audiences with the diversity of research approaches in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences at Duke University. Dr. Felipe De Brigard is the Fuchsberg-Levine Family Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Associate Professor in the departments of Psychology and Neuroscience, and the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University. He is also Principal… read more about Meet Your Humanities Faculty: Felipe De Brigard »