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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

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

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

 

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

Philosophy at UNC Charlotte

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!


Dr. Robin James Presents at the University of Virginia

An article and interview with Dr. Robin James about her upcoming presentation at the University of Virginia and some news about her forthcoming book slated to publish next year!


Philosophy Department Welcomes New Faculty in Fall 2014

We are pleased to welcome two new faculty to the philosophy department this fall.  Dr. Phillip McReynolds is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and specializes in American philosophy, philosophy of film, and philosophy of technology broadly construed.  Dr. Shannon Sullivan is Chair and Professor of Philosophy and specializes in feminist philosophy, critical philosophy of race, Continental philosophy, and American philosophy. More information about Dr. McReynolds and Dr. Sullivan will be posted on their faculty webpages soon!  


"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.


"The Life of a Philosophy Major in a Biology Laboratory"

Student Brandon Nixon gives insight on being a Philosophy Major. Check out his essay in the Levine Connection.


An Interview with Dr. Shannon Sullivan

Read Bookslut's interview with Dr. Sullivan regarding her book, Good White People.


Community of Philosophical Thinkers Club

Join the The Community of Philosophical Thinkers at their weekly meeting, Wednesday at 5pm in Winningham Lounge.

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