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

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

<p>We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.<br>
	~ Angela Davis</p>

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

 

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

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

Philosophy at UNC Charlotte

Philosophy Department Newsletter, Spring 2016

Click here to read our new departmental newsletter and find out what our students and faculty have been up to!


Graduate Recruitment: March 21-22, 2016

Graduate Recruitment Of Underrepresented Philosophers (GROUP) is a two-day, expense-paid workshop to be held at UNC Charlotte on March 21-22, 2016, for up to ten promising prospective M.A. students in philosophy from traditionally underrepresented groups.  GROUP is designed to increase the diversity of the academic pipeline in the discipline by recruiting a diverse group of undergraduates to UNC Charlotte's philosophy department’s M.A. program in Ethics and Applied Philosophy. For more information including application instructions, click here.


How Much Money Do Philosophy Majors Make?

You might be surprised how well we do!  Click here for information from The Wall Street Journal on entry and mid-career salaries for philosophy and other majors; and click here for data from Forbes Magazine on how "Humanities Degrees Provide Great Return on Investment." 
 

APA Blog Editorial Team: Cherie Braden (B.A. Philosophy, 2010)

Congratulations to Cherie Braden, who recently was appointed Copy Editor of the American Philosophical Association's new blog!  Cherie graduated from UNC Charlotte with a B.A. in Philosophy and English.  She currently is a Ph.D. student in philosophy at the University of Toronto, specializing in epistemology. A launch party for the new blog will be held at the APA Eastern Division meeting on January 8, 2016 from 7-9pm. Please click here to learn more about the APA blog. 
 

Congratulations Dr. James

Dr. James was awarded Integration of Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award. She received the award as a recognition for her research and innovative teaching.


UNC Charlotte Ethics Team Wins Third Place

The UNC Charlotte Ethics team placed third in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition, held in Costa Mesa, California. They competed with 32 other regional finalist teams. The team consisted of six philosophy majors, double majors, and was coached by Professor Beth Mason. This is the highest the UNC Charlotte team has ever placed.


"The Internship"

Read what philosophy major, Brandon Nixon, has to say about his time at Google.


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!


Community of Philosophical Thinkers Club

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