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Kathryn Sophia Belle on Jones & Beauvoir: November 26

   November 15, 2018

Kathryn Sophia Belle, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Penn State, is giving a talk on November 26 from 1:00-2:15pm in the Philosophy seminar room (Cedar, 2nd floor). In her talk—titled "1949: Claudia Jones and Simone de Beauvoir 70 Years Later"—she will imagine a debate between Claudia Jones ("An End to the Neglect of the...

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Graduate Recruitment of Underrepresented Philosophers (GROUP): November 7

   October 25, 2018

Graduate Recruitment of Underrepresented Philosophers (GROUP) is a one-day, expense-paid workshop to be held at UNC Charlotte on November 7, 2018 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...

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The Philosophy of "The Good Place"

   October 23, 2018

Dr. Robin James recently published "The Other Secret Twist: On the Political Philosophy of The Good Place" in the Los Angeles Review of Books. She argues that the NBC sitcom The Good Place, although it appears to stay at the level of Ethics 101, actually "shows us a...

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Dr. Robin James' Article in The Guardian

   July 9, 2018

Dr. Robin James recently published "Toned down for what? How 'chill' turned toxic" in the British newspaper The Guardian. James's article discusses the "replacement of the bombastic songs of the 00's" with what she calls "tame romanticism and...

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Dr. Andrea Pitts Awarded Fellowship

   April 30, 2018

The Philosophy Department congratulates Dr. Andrea Pitts for their receipt of a Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship. This fellowship is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. This award aims to support scholarly research in the humanities by assisting junior faculty with their research projects. Dr....

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Spring 2018 MAP Film Series

   March 20, 2018

Please join MAP to participate in our exciting Spring Film Series! These films will be shown Mondays at varying locations at 5:00 pm. Please contact Camilla for further information. We look forward to seeing everyone and partaking in some awesome discussion!

Dr. Andrea Pitts is a professor of Philosophy, Latin American...

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Philosophy Department Newsletter, Spring 2018

   February 20, 2018

Click here to read the latest edition of the departmental newsletter.

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Graduate Recruitment Of Underrepresented Philosophers (GROUP): November 13, 2017

   September 14, 2017

Graduate Recruitment Of Underrepresented Philosophers (GROUP) is a one-day, expense-paid workshop to be held at UNC Charlotte on November 13, 2017, 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...

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Ash Williams Makes Charlotte's "30 Under 30" List

   September 14, 2017

The philosophy department congratulates Ash Williams for making Charlotte Agenda's "30 Under 30" Class List for 2017. The annual list commends "young people [who] are leaving their marks on the city like never before." Williams received their BA in Philosophy from UNC Charlotte in 2014...

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Department Awards Philosophy Prize to Lucas Carroll

   May 4, 2017

Lucas Carroll is a triple major in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics (although he tells us that philosophy is clearly the best!). His philosophical interests lie in ontology, semiotics, and the philosophy of logic, with his three favorite philosophers being Aquinas, Heidegger, and Hegel. After graduating, he hopes to continue his academic studies through the PhD level and, in...

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