Philosophy Department

303 College Hall
600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412 396 6500
Fax: 412 396 5353

Ron Polansky

Daniel Selcer
Director of Graduate Studies

Michael Harrington
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Joan Thompson
Administrative Assistant

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Philosophy Scholarship

Journal: Ancient Philosophy

This leading international journal is edited by Ronald Polansky. Ancient Philosophy has played a major role in exploring research on the Presocratics, Plato, and Aristotle. It also publishes many articles in Neo-Platonism and the philosophy of late antiquity.


Recent Faculty Books

James Swindal, Action and Existence: A Case For Agent Causation. (Macmillan, 2012).
George Yancy, Look, A White! Philosophical Essays on Whiteness. (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press 2012).
Patrick Miller, Becoming God: Pure Reason in Early Greek Philosophy. (London: Continuum, 2011).
Michael Harrington, On the Ecclesiastical Hierarchy: The Thirteenth-Century Textbook Edition. (Peeters, 2011).
Jennifer BatesHegel and Shakespeare on Moral Imagination. (State University of New York Press, 2010).
Daniel Selcer, Philosophy and the Book: Early Modern Figures of Material Inscription. (London: Continuum, 2010).
Fred Evans, The Multivoiced Body: Society and Communication in the Age of Diversity. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008).
Tom Rockmore, Kant and Idealism. (Yale University Press, 2007).
Tom Rockmore, In Kant's Wake. (Blackwell, 2006).
Lanei Rodemeyer, Intersubjective Temporality: It's About Time. (Springer, 2006).


St. Paul Seminary

Duquesne's Philosophy Department enrolls both undergraduate and graduate students from St. Paul's Seminary, of the Catholic diocese of Pittsburgh. The seminarians earn both undergraduate and graduate MA degrees in philosophy as they prepare for future theological studies.


Philosophy and Music

The philosophy department currently supports curriculum  interaction with the Duquesne Music School. Up to two graduate courses can be taken from select music theory courses in the Music School  that count for either the MA or Ph.D. philosophy curriculum.


Women's and Gender Studies

The philosophy department regularly cross lists courses, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, with the Women's and Gender Studies program


Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

The philosophy department works closely in conjunction with Duquesne's Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center.