Former Undergraduate's Philosophy Thesis Published in Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology

Friday, February 7, 2020
"Effects of sub-chronic methylphenidate on risk-taking and sociability in zebrafish (Danio rerio)" by Rebecca G. Brenner, Anthony N. Oliveri, Walter Sinnot-Armstrong, and Edward D. Levin has recently been published online. This paper is a revised version of Rebecca G. Brenner's undergraduate... Read More »
Matthew Adler's 'Measuring Social Welfare: An Introduction'

Professor Matthew Adler publishes new book

Friday, January 31, 2020
Matthew Adler, the Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Philosophy and Public Policy, has written a new book, Measuring Social Welfare: An Introduction, which examines the theoretical underpinnings of two social welfare function measures, utilitarianism and... Read More »

Professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong on Examining Ethics podcast

Friday, January 31, 2020
Duke Professor Walter Sinnot-Armstrong was recently featured on the Examining Ethics podcast in an episode titled, "Is It Possible to Be Too Good?". In this episode, Professor Sinnot-Armstrong explores the phenomenon of "Scrupulosity", a disease where patients become obsessive over morality.
David Wong 2020 Dean of Excellence in Mentoring

David Wong receives the 2020 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Beischer Professor of Philosophy, David Wong, has been selected to receive the 2020 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring.  A committee of senior deans and students representing the major disciplines of The Graduate School selected Professor Wong from a highly competitive pool of nominees... Read More »
Kwame Appiah

Philosopher Kwame Appiah Awarded Honorary Degree

Thursday, May 23, 2019
On May 12, 2019, Philospher Kwame Anthony Appiah was one of four distinguished scholars to receive an Honorary Degree at Duke's Commencement.  Appiah is a Professor of philosophy and law at New York University and has taught at Yale, Cornell, Princeton, and Harvard.  From 1990-91, he... Read More »
Stacey Meyers wins 2019 Pillar of Excellence Award

Stacey Meyers Pillar of Excellence Recognition

Monday, May 20, 2019
On Thursday, May 17th, the Department of Philosophy's own, Stacey Meyers, received the Pillar of Excellence Award from Dean Ashby.  Stacey was among 3 other staff members from across the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences to receive an award at the 3rd annual Staff Appreciation Reception.... Read More »

SSNAP 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Calling all curious neuroscientists and philosphers!  This year SSNAP will occur between August 13-17th.  During these summer seminars, we will collaborate and advance knowledge at the intersection of neuroscience and philosophy and apply cutting-edge scientific research to the... Read More »
De Brigard Bass Society of Fellows recognition

Felipe De Brigard Bass Society of Fellows Recognition

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
In 1996, Fort Worth philanthropists Anne T. and Robert M. Bass gave Duke a generous gift to enhance the undergraduate experience through increased faculty-student interaction.  The donation established the Bass Society of Fellows for Duke faculty members who have achieved "true excellence in... Read More »
Jennifer Jhun photo

The Department of Philosophy would like to welcome its newest faculty member, Jennifer Jhun.

Monday, May 6, 2019
On July 1st, Jennifer Jhun will join Duke University's Department of Philosophy as an Assistant Professor.  Jennifer is a native of Oklahoma and completed her undergraduate work at Northwestern University.  At Northwestern, she double majored in Economics and Philosophy thinking she would... Read More »

Ph.D. Candidate Gessell Publishes New Translation of Du Châtelet Essay

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Bryce Gessell, a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy, has published a new translation of Essai sur l’Optique (Essay on Optics) by 18th-century French philosopher Émilie Du Châtelet. Read more here.