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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?” 

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Mar 28, 2024

What are the Risks and Rewards of Autonomous Vehicles?

Four faculty scholars offer insights on the economic, moral and social consequences autonomous vehicles pose. 

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Mar 11, 2024

Bykova on German Idealism and the War in Ukraine

Professor Marina Bykova shares her thoughts on the contemporary relevance of German Idealism and on the War in Ukraine. 

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.