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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.

Join us! We are currently seeking five Assistant Professors (starting in October 2018), with research interests across ethics (including business and applied ethics), feminist philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophy of social science and post-Kantian European philosophy. For further details, including how to apply for these jobs, see

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.

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