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Gordon Hull Receives NSF Grant

   September 13, 2019

Dr. Gordon Hull is co-PI on a recently awarded NSF grant related to public policy and technology. Much of the public policy U.S. citizens encounter every day regarding their health, welfare, education, jobs, and security are state and local level policies, with little coordination of or sharing of information on their societal impacts. Dr. Hull is providing the ethics component of a $1,...

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Queen City Philosophy Conference

   August 26, 2019

The philosophy department hosted the Queen City Philosophy conference on August 26, 2019. It featured papers from undergraduate, graduate, and post-bac students on topics ranging from ethics, political philosophy, and phenomenology to philosophy of religion, epistemology, and language/signification. Ethan Butt, University of Virginia, won the Best Paper Prize for his paper on "Is Agency...

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Philosophy of the Americas: September 20

   March 13, 2019

The Southeast Roundtable on Philosophy of the Americas (SERPA) meets annually to provide an informal, helpful atmosphere for presenting work-in-progress in the areas of American/the Americas and pragmatist philosophy. We welcome submissions for next year's workshop, which will be on September 20, 2019.

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Philosophy Department Newsletter, Winter 2018

   February 1, 2019

Click here to read the latest edition of the Philosophy department newsletter.

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Mariana Ortega on Aesthetic Memory: January 24

   January 15, 2019

Mariana Ortega, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Penn State, will give a talk on January 24 from 2:30-4:00pm at the UNC Charlotte Atkins Library (Halton Reading Room). In her talk—titled "Memento Vivere: Shadow Ground, Aesthetic Memory, and the Border"—she will discuss the production...

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Study Abroad in Greece: Feb. 1 Deadline

   January 15, 2019

The department is offering a new study abroad opportunity, PHIL 3390/5050: What is the Life Worth Living? Ancient Ethics in Athens, which goes to Greece for eight days in the summer semester (May 12-21, 2019). The bulk of the course takes place in Athens, with day trips to the mountains of Delphi and the Greek Island of Hydra, where you and...

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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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