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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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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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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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