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2020 Newsletter


Jun 9, 2020

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

Some further news from the Department is presented briefly here. 

headshot of Stephen Puryear

Jun 9, 2020

Work in Progress: Puryear on Leibniz’s Idealism

In this article, Stephen Puryear, associate professor of philosophy, discusses his ongoing work on a book on Leibniz’s Idealism. 

Hill Library on NC State's campus

Jun 9, 2020

Looking Back: Department News from the Past

The present and the future are rooted in the past. This column features some news of the NC State Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies from the past fifty years. 

NC State's belltower in spring

Apr 29, 2020

Philosophy Faculty Win Teaching Awards

Three members of the philosophy faculty won NC State teaching awards in Spring 2020. 

headshot of Sanem Soyarslan

Apr 24, 2020

Soyarslan Wins Junior Faculty Award

Sanem Soyarslan, assistant professor of philosophy, has received this year’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in the Humanities from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in recognition of her exceptional scholarship, teaching and service. 

students standing with awards

Mar 26, 2020

Top Students Win Department Prizes

The NC State Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies celebrated the academic achievements of its top seniors at its annual Student Awards Reception on March 4. Two awards were presented by faculty members who had worked closely with the award winners. 

headshot of Sylvester Johnson

Feb 11, 2020

Religion, the Cyborg, and the Digital Future of Humanity

Sylvester Johnson of Virginia Tech presented NC State’s annual Impact of Religion Lecture on February 6. His title was “Of Matter and the Spirit: Religion, the Cyborg, and the Digital Future of Humanity.” 

Michael Patrick Lynch Giving NC State’s Fifth World Philosophy Day Lecture

Dec 2, 2019

Know-It-All Society

NC State University’s fifth World Philosophy Day Lecture was given on the afternoon of Thursday, November 21, 2019. The speaker was Michael Patrick Lynch of the University of Connecticut, who spoke on the topic “Know-It-All Society: Digital Culture, Political Fragmentation and Democracy.” 

structure of Talley Student Union

Sep 30, 2019

Conference on Grounding and Its Applications

NC State University’s Logic and Cognitive Science Initiative hosted a conference on grounding and its applications in Withers Hall on September 27-28. 

From the Cover of "African American Philosophers and Philosophy": Angela Davis, Malcolm X, Adrian Piper, Eugene Holmes, William R. Jones and Alain Locke

Aug 21, 2019

Ferguson Publishes Book on African American Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic has recently published a ground-breaking book on African American Philosophers and Philosophy by Stephen C. Ferguson II, associate professor of philosophy at NC State, and John H. McClendon III, professor of philosophy at Michigan State University.