What We Offer
NC State’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies offers an undergraduate major in Philosophy (B.A. and B.S., with a selection of concentrations), an undergraduate major in Religious Studies (B.A.) and undergraduate minors in the following fields: Philosophy; Religious Studies; Cognitive Science; Ethics; Health, Medicine and Human Values; Logic and Methodology.
We also offer several graduate-level courses in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Logic plus a graduate minor in Cognitive Science.
Yale Professor Gives Impact of Religion Lecture on Oprah 2020
Kathryn Lofton, professor of religion at Yale, presented this year's Impact of Religion Lecture to an enthusiastic audience on Thursday, February 22. The topic was "Oprah 2020: The Problem of Celebrity and Politics in America.”
Study Challenges Neuroscience Claims to Have Disproved Free Will
Veljko Dubljevic, assistant professor of philosophy, has coauthored a paper challenging neuroscience claims to have disproved free will.
McLaughlin Awarded Luce/ACLS Fellowship
Levi McLaughlin, assistant professor of religious studies, has been awarded a Luce/ACLS Fellowship in Religion, Journalism and International Affairs for the 2018/19 academic year. The fellowship will support McLaughlin’s project Religious Influences on Japanese Politics and Policymaking.
Philosophers Support Chimpanzee Rights Case
Gary Comstock, a professor of philosophy at NC State, has worked with 16 other American and Canadian philosophers to coauthor an amicus brief in support of an appeal to the NY Appellate Court to free two chimpanzees.