Durham Philosophy Department has a lively and inclusive research culture, accommodating 'analytic', 'continental' and eastern philosophical traditions. We have also been involved in interdisipinary work and have developed links and projects with academics in many other fields. This diversity is structured within the department through research clusters which involve both staff and postgraduates.
These clusters run various activities from workshops to reading groups and provide a fruitful environment for sharing and challenging ideas in a friendly atmosphere.
In addition to departmental level research, we are also involved in a number of specialist research projects, funded at both national and European levels. That these projects range over areas as diverse as mental causation, emotions and psychiatric illness and analysis of Indian philosophical texts, demonstrates the breadth of interests within the department.
The department also runs a programme of research seminars and Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures with visiting speakers from around the world - click here to see past events. These events are open to staff and students alike and represent some of the very latest research.
Our staff and postgraduate students have a strong history of organizing conferences with both national and international profiles. With conferences spanning aesthetics and conceptual art, exchange conferences with Bergen University in Norway, the BPPC (British Postgraduate Philosophy Conference) and an international conference on Mental Causation, Durham is host to a wide range of cutting edge research events.