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.
Kant’s Concepts of Person
Béatrice Longuenesse of New York University will give a talk entitled “Kant’s Multiple Concepts of Person” in the Philosophy Colloquium Series at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 27 in Withers Hall, Room 331. All are welcome.
Naikan Meditation and Psychiatry in Japan
Clark Chilson of the University of Pittsburgh will give a talk entitled “Introspection as Intervention: Naikan Meditation and Psychiatry in Japan” in the Religious Studies Colloquium Series at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4 in Riddick Hall, Room 450. All are welcome.
Special Course Opportunities in Spring 2017
Some of the most interesting courses cannot be offered every semester or every year; so students who could benefit from these courses should take them when they are available. The Department will be offering several such courses in Spring 2017:
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Distinguished Philosopher Visits NC State
The John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, Dr. Philip Kitcher, spent two days at NC State in October 2017 as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. Professor Kitcher gave a public lecture on “Progress in the Sciences and in the Arts,” was a guest in two courses, and led a session in the Honors Village’s Research Unplugged series.
Two Faculty Win Teaching Awards
In April 2016, John Carroll, Professor of Philosophy, was named as an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor and Anna Bigelow, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, received an Outstanding Teaching Award and became a member of the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers. Eight departmental faculty are now members of this Academy.