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
- 18th January 2018: Xi-Yang Guo (Durham) - Properties, Universals, and Respects
- 25th January 2018: Dr Dave Ward (Edinburgh) - What is it like to be a battalion?
- 01st February 2018: Professor Vasilis Politis (TCD/Durham IAS) - Does Plato think that physical things are subject to compresence of opposites? (Phaedo 74a-c, Republic V.478e-479d and VII.523a-525a)
- 08th February 2018: Professor Stephen Mumford (Durham) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed
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