For more information contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Philosophy
Durham, NC 27708-0743
Degree offered: A.M., Ph.D., JD/MA, JD/PhD (Note: Applicants interested in the JD/MA will make application to the Law School rather than the Graduate School; applicants interested in the JD/PhD will make application to both the Law School and the Graduate School)
Faculty working with students: 14
Students receiving Financial Aid: 95%
Spring Application: no
Part time study available: consult department
Test required: GRE General
The department offers a varied distribution of research in the areas of the history of philosophy (ancient, medieval/Renaissance, early modern, Kant, 19th century, 20th-century analytic); epistemology; metaphysics; philosophy of mind; cognitive science; moral psychology; normative ethics; metaethics; political philosophy; Chinese philosophy; philosophy of science; philosophy of biology; philosophy of social science; philosophy of law; philosophy of mathematics; and philosophical logic. Individual programs of study are developed for each student, and a cooperative program is available to the student who wishes to combine work in the Duke Philosophy Department with work in the Philosophy Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The submission of a writing sample (nonreturnable, limited to fewer than 15 pages) is required. Writing samples should be sent directly to the Department of Philosophy (not the Graduate Enrollment Services Office -- this is the only exception to the general rule that all documents that are part of an application must be sent to the Graduate Enrollment Services Office).