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Dec 1, 2022

Callender Gives World Philosophy Day Lecture on Manifest Time

The speaker at NC State University’s sixth World Philosophy Day Lecture was Craig Callender of the University of California San Diego, who spoke on the topic “Why Does Time Seem To Flow—If It Doesn’t?” 

Dec 12, 2023

John Carroll Retires

After serving for over 28 years at NC State, John Carroll, professor of philosophy, is retiring on January 1, 2024. 

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Dec 6, 2023

Philosophy and Religious Studies Head Michael Pendlebury Retires

After 20 years as head of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Michael Pendlebury is retiring, effective Jan. 1, 2024. 

Dec 4, 2023

Rutgers Professor Gives World Philosophy Day Lecture on Stories and Selves

The speaker at NC State University’s seventh World Philosophy Day Lecture was Elisabeth Camp of Rutgers University, whose title was “Stories and Selves: A Twisted Love Story about the Meaning of Life.” 

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Dec 1, 2023

To Help Autonomous Vehicles Make Moral Decisions, Researchers Ditch the ‘Trolley Problem’

The goal of the new research is to help autonomous vehicles make “good” decisions. Corresponding author and associate professor in the Science, Technology and Society program Veljko Dubljević helps explain. 

Sep 6, 2023

New Faculty in Philosophy

Two scholars with different areas of expertise joined NC State’s continuing faculty in philosophy as assistant professors in August 2023. 

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Jun 5, 2023

Work in Progress: Soyarslan on Spinoza’s Solitude

In this article Sanem Soyarslan, associate professor of philosophy, discusses some of her current work on Spinoza’s account of the philosophical life. 

Jun 5, 2023

In Brief: More News from the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Some further departmental news is presented briefly here. 

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Jun 5, 2023

Looking Back: Department News from the Past

The present and the future are rooted in the past. This column features some department news from the past fifty years. 

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Apr 28, 2023

The Future Is Now: Wrestling with Ethics, Policy and Brain-Computer Interfaces

Associate professor of philosophy and science, technology and society Veljko Dubljevic answers questions about a book he co-edited about devices that allow computers to interface with the human brain. As these technologies become more widespread, so do questions related to ethics and policy. 

Apr 22, 2023

Northwestern Scholar Gives Public Lecture on the Boundary between the Religious and the Secular

On April 13, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd of Northwestern University presented NC State’s annual Impact of Religion Lecture.