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Department of Philosophy

As a department with a vibrant research community, we have hosted a variety of conferences and workshops which cover a broad range of philosophical disciplines. We have also been chosen to hold key conferences on behalf of many key philosophical societies such as:

  • The Analysis Trust
  • The Aristotelian Society
  • The British Postgraduate Philosophical Association
  • The British Society for Aesthetics
  • The British Society for Ethical Theory British Society for the History of Science
  • British Society for the History of Philosophy
  • British Society for the Philosophy of Science
  • The Friedrich Nietzsche Society
  • The International Association for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
  • The International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry
  • The Mind Association The Royal Institute of Philosophy
  • The Society for the Social History of Medicine

If you would like to know more about our forthcoming events, please see our Forthcoming Research Seminars and Lectures, and also our News feed.

Past Conferences

  • 10th UK Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop: 16th to 17th April 2015
  • Faith, Trust, and Religious Belief: 16 July 2014, St John’s College, Durham University.
  • Perspectives in Epistemology and Philosophy of Science: 20th January 2014
  • The Viability of Metaphysics: 16th July 2013
  • Philosophy in Cross-Cultural Context: 11th July 2013
  • Environmental Philosophy and the Meanings of Nature: 02nd to 03rd July 2013
  • Aesthetics and Ethics of Archeology Research Network: June 2013
  • Metaphysical Issues un Natural Kinds: 11th May 2013
  • Philosophy of Religion Workshop (Durham Workshop, Wednesday 5th December 2012)
  • Experience, Action, and the Metaphysics of Time (Durham conference, 26th June 2012)
  • The Physics and Philosophy of Kirchhoff's Theory of Diffraction (Durham workshop, 29th May 2012)
  • The Physics and Philosophy of Kirchhoff's Theory of Diffraction (Durham workshop, 29th May 2012)
  • Durham University Archeology Society Conference: 28th April 2012
  • International Workshop - UG: The Minimum: 18th December 2011
  • International Conference - The Past and Future of Universal Grammar: 15th to 17th December 2011
  • Philosophy and Aesthetic Psychology: May 2011
  • Mystery, Humility, and Religious Practice, 2011
  • The Aesthetics and Ethics of Archaeology: The Role of Aesthetic Appreciation in Archeological Stewardship, 2011
  • Emotional Experience in Depression, 2010 & 2011
  • Science, Contingency and Pluralism, 2010
  • British Postgraduate Philosophy Conference, 2010
  • Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference, 2010
  • Durham Workshop on Stewardship, 2010
  • Reflections on Water (Series), 2009 - 2010
  • Workshop on Albert Moll, 2009
  • The New Ontology of the Mental Causation, 2009
  • Prehistoric Minds: Darwinism, Culture and Human Origins during the 19th Century: December 2009
  • Art Matters, 2009
  • Scruton's Aesthetics, 2008
  • Modelling Matter, 2008
  • Varieties of Moral Expeirence, 2008
  • Powers, Causation and Laws, 2007
  • Philosophy and Aesthetic Psychology, 2007
  • Origins of Form in Life, Mind, and Art, 2007
  • International Association for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 2006
  • Matters of Substance, 2006

Durham Research Community

Durham University has specialists in many areas of philosophy.  If you would like to work with world-leading academics in an area which fascinates you, please have a look through our postgraduate degree programs here.