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Walter Sinnott-Armstrong Critically Thinking Podcast

Professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong Participates in Intelligent Speculation's Critically Thinking Podcast

Monday, August 10, 2020
Professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong joined Jonathan Maloney on Intelligent Speculation's 'Critically Thinking' podcast on July 31st to discuss 'Ethics, Argumentation, and Political Polarization.' The episode tackled a wide range of topics such as how science can't answer important... Read More »
Karen Neander talking with a student

Duke Flags Lowered: Philosophy Professor Karen Neander Dies

Friday, May 22, 2020
Our colleague and friend Karen Neander has died after a long and valiant struggle with cancer. During her fourteen years at Duke, Karen served as the essential connecting thread between the famous philosophy of biology group here and the influential philosophy of mind and cognitive science group.... Read More »
Sandra Luksic Wins 2020 Best Undergraduate Science Studies Senior Thesis Prize

Philosophy Honors Student, Sandra Luksic, Wins Duke's Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory's 2020 "Best Undergraduate Science Studies Senior Thesis" Prize

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Philosophy Honors Student, Sandra Luksic, has won Duke's Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory's 2020 "Best Undergraduate Science Studies Senior Thesis" prize. Sandra's thesis was entitled, "Wittgenstein, Natural Language Processing, and Ethics of Technology". The... Read More »
Duke Philosophy welcomes new faculty member, Benjamin Eva

The Department of Philosophy would like to welcome its newest faculty member, Ben Eva

Friday, May 1, 2020
This Fall, Benjamin Eva will join Duke University's Department of Philosophy as its newest Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Ben completed his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Bristol. He subsequently completed a one-year postdoc at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy/LMU... Read More »
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Philosophers Reflect on COVID-19

Monday, April 27, 2020
Two Philosophy Department faculty members have written about the implications COVID-19 has on their research. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Chauncey Stillman Distinguished Professor of Practical Ethics, argued that moral messaging may be at least as effective as public health messaging when it comes... Read More »
Jennifer Hawkins 2020 ACLS Fellowship

Jennifer Hawkins receives Fall 2020 ACLS Fellowship

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Professor Jennifer Hawkins receives a Fall 2020 ACLS fellowship.The ACLS Fellowship Program awards fellowships to individual scholars working in the humanities and related social sciences. Institutions and individuals contribute to the ACLS Fellowship Program and its endowment, including The Andrew... Read More »

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 »

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