HPS People

Duke Faculty


Katherine Brading

Professor of Philosophy

Philosophy of science, especially philosophy of physics 1600-present


De Brigard

Felipe De Brigard

Fuchsberg-Levine Family Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy

Memory and imagination, cognitive neuroscience, psychology



Malachi Hacohen

Professor of History

Science and culture in Vienna, Karl Popper, 


Andrew Janiak

Professor in the
Department of Philosophy

Issac Newton, Émillie Du Châtelet, early modern science


Alex Rosenberg

R. Taylor Cole Professor
of Philosophy in Trinity College
of Arts and Sciences

Philosophy of social science especially economics, philosophy of biology, David Hume


Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Chauncey Stillman
Professor of Practical Ethics

Neuroethics, cognitive neuroscience, empirical moral psychology 


Jennifer Jhun

Assistant Professor in the
Department of Philosophy

History and philosophy of economics


Evan Helper-Smith

Assistant Professor in the
Department of History

Chemical sciences and industries, environmental regulation, computing, data and information, scientific internationalism


Margaret Humphreys

Josiah Charles Trent Professor of the History of Medicine, in the School of Medicine

History of American medicine and public health, including the Americal Civial War and history of racial disparities in health and health care. History of tropical medicine. 


Lillian Pierce

Associate Professor of Mathematics

History of mathematics, Fermat's little theorem


Catherine Reilly

Assistant Professor in the
Department of Philosophy

History of psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and medicine


If you are Duke faculty and would like to be added to our list, please contact Katherine Brading.


Duke HPS would not be here today without our supporters, researchers, and professors at Duke and beyond.

Left: Oct. 2, 1977, by Steve Hunt / Right: Feb. 6, 2018, by Bre Bradham

Seymour Mauskopf (pictured below) is one such person. He was featured in the Duke Chronicle's "Dear Old Duke" series as "a professor emeritus of history whose research has been focused on the history of science. For a ten-year stint—including the time in which the original photo was taken—he studied the history of parapsychology. Now, he teaches part-time and is finishing up a book on Alfred Nobel and his rivals over the discovery of munitions." Read his departing lecture, reflecting on his research at Duke.