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Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Durham is one of six departments that make up the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. We are an open and friendly department, which accommodates work in 'analytic' and 'Continental' Western philosophical traditions. We have research expertise in the history of women in philosophy, from the fifth to the twentieth century. Our home on Old Elvet includes our department library, common room, post-graduate study room and our own garden. The department is home to the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society

Postgraduate Study in 2017/18

You can now apply (online) to study in the next academic year. Please contact the PG admissions secretary ( for more information.

CFP. Unsettling the Myths We Live by: Feminist Perspectives on Human Nature, Culture and Freedom

Abstracts invited for next year's International Women's Day conference at Durham (8th March 2017). Deadline for submissions Monday 12 December.

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