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When women who are not mere students of other persons’ philosophy set out to write it, we cannot conceive that it will be the same in viewpoint or tenor as that composed from the standpoint of the different masculine experience of things.
	~ John Dewey
 

When women who are not mere students of other persons’ philosophy set out to write it, we cannot conceive that it will be the same in viewpoint or tenor as that composed from the standpoint of the different masculine experience of things.
~ John Dewey

 
If I were to start again as an undergraduate, I would major in philosophy.
	~ Matthew Goldstein, Chancellor, City University of New York

If I were to start again as an undergraduate, I would major in philosophy.
~ Matthew Goldstein, Chancellor, City University of New York

There is but one coward on earth, and that is the coward that dare not know.
	~ W.E.B. DuBois

There is but one coward on earth, and that is the coward that dare not know.
~ W.E.B. DuBois

We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
	~ Angela Davis

We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
~ Angela Davis

Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only dying.
	~ Simone de Beauvoir

Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only dying.
~ Simone de Beauvoir

Like skiing down a sheer cliff or singing a difficult song, philosophy can fill you with the edgy excitement that makes being human rather wonderful.
	~ John Cleese, Actor and Writer
 

Like skiing down a sheer cliff or singing a difficult song, philosophy can fill you with the edgy excitement that makes being human rather wonderful.
~ John Cleese, Actor and Writer

 

Philosophy at UNC Charlotte

Andrea J. Pitts Joins Faculty Fall 2015 

The UNC Charlotte Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that Andrea J. Pitts will join its faculty in fall 2015 as Assistant Professor of Philosophy.  Pitts received her M.A. in philosophy from the University of South Florida in 2009 and will complete her PhD in philosophy at Vanderbilt University in May 2015.  She works in the areas of social epistemology, philosophy of race and gender, Latin American philosophy, biomedical ethics, and postcolonial/queer/transgender studies.  She most recently has published articles on “Cruel and Unusual Care and Punishment: Epistemic Injustices in Correctional Health Care“ and "Toward an Aesthetics of Race: Bridging the Writings of Gloria Anzaldúa and José Vasconcelos,” and she is currently co-editing two volumes: Latina Feminist Theory (Oxford UP) and Beyond Bergson: Race, Gender, Colonialism (SUNY Press).


7th Annual Student Philosophy Conference on Intersectionality Call for Papers

February 20th Deadline for Submission. Click Here for Detailed Document.


Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program Seeking Applicants

This Summer 2015 program will allow undergraduate students to work closely with a faculty mentor on a research project. Students interested in applying contact Dr. Lisa Rasmussen for more details.


Department MA Alum Wins Outstanding Thesis Award

Bradley Gray, a 2013 MA graduate, has won the UNC Charlotte's 2014 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award in Arts and Humanities.  His thesis was on “School Bullying and Ideal Theory: The Role Discourses of Violence and Nonviolence Play in the Preservation of Hegemony,” and was directed by Dr. Robin James.  Congratulations Bradley!


"Promising Potential: Student Offers Scholarship to Inspire"

Philosophy Major and scholarship benefactor Jason Bonsall establishes fund for students with promising potential.


"Student Finds Knowledge By Asking Big Questions"

Read how Philosophy student, Ashley Williams, and her faculty mentor, Dr. Robin James are not afraid to ask the big questions.


Community of Philosophical Thinkers Club

Join the The Community of Philosophical Thinkers at their weekly meeting, Thursdays at 4:30pm in Winningham Lounge.

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