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
- 26th October 2017: Professor Nick Wiltsher (Antwerp) - Bridging the Imagination Gap
- 02nd November 2017: Dr Hili Razinsky (Lisbon) - Ambivalence
- 09th November 2017: Dr Adrian Currie (Cambridge) - Disagreement, Productivity & Swollen Brains
- 16th November 2017: Professor Jim O'Shea (UCD) - Kant on the “Indeterminate Objective Validity” of Reason’s Regulative Maxims
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