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Department of Philosophy

Research Events

Durham Philosophy Department has a vibrant research community and holds regular seminars alongside workshops and conferences. To learn more about such events please click here where you will be taken through to the events section in our main navigation bar.

The following is a list of some of the recent research events organized by the department with direct links to more information:

RIP Lectures - Durham University is pleased to host a guest lecture series as part of the north-east centre for the Royal Institute of Philosophy. The lecture series attracts top speakers from around the world. Here are a couple of examples from this year's programme.

  • 23rd October 2013 Peter van Inwagen (Notre Dame)
    The Problem of Fr** W*ll

  • 11th December 2013 Peter Lamarque (York)
    Literature and the Re-shaping of the Mind

  • 19th February 2014 John Skorupski (St Andrews)
    The Place of Justice in Ethics

CHMD Research Seminars - The Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, associated with the philosophy department through our research into the history and philosophy of science and medicine, holds a research series throughout the year. See here for details.

Conferences and workshops

Our department has organized and hosted a broad range of research conferences and workshops, either as stand-alone events or as part of on-going projects. Recent events include:


See also here for further conferences and events.