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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

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

 
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

 

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

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

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

Philosophy at UNC Charlotte

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 finialist 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.


New Assistantships for Veterans

UNC Charlotte Graduate school has recently announced two new assistantships for Fall 2015. These two assistantships are designated exclusively for veteran students. They are open to military veterans from any branch of service with honorable discharge admitted to any of UNC Charlotte graduate programs.


"The Internship"

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


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.


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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