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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 »
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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. 
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Duke Recognizes Philosophy of Physics Prize Winner During Upcoming Campus Workshop

Friday, March 22, 2019
A new award, which celebrates excellence in philosophy of physics, will be presented during a free, two-day campus event where the winner will be the featured speaker. The inaugural Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics — supported by Duke University in collaboration with the... Read More »

Philosophy Grad Student on What Civil Society can do for Climate Change

Friday, January 25, 2019
Duke Philosophy PhD Candidate Ewan Kingston wrote for the Carnegie Council on three civil society strategies that can ratchet up climate ambition, including pressing domestically for ambitious pledges, comparing mitigation pledges, and facilitating means of implementation. ... Read More »

Wi Phi Receives $250,000 NEH Grant

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Wireless Philosophy (Wi-Phi) received a grant in the amount of $250,000 from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH). Wi Phi's goal is to "introduce people to the practice of philosophy by making videos that are freely available in a form that is entertaining, interesting and... Read More »

Duke Announces New Prize for Philosophy of Physics

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Duke University is pleased to announce the Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics, an award that celebrates excellence in philosophy of physics and promotes breadth across the field both historically and philosophically. The prize — supported by Duke in collaboration with the Studies in... Read More »

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