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.”
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.
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.
In Brief: More News From the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Some further news from the department is presented briefly here.
Work In Progress: Jason Bivins on Religious Discontent with American Politics
In this article, Jason Bivins, professor of religious studies, discusses his ongoing work on his fourth book, "Embattled Majority: 'Religion' and Its Despisers in America."
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.
Department Faculty Win Teaching Awards
Two members of the philosophy and religious studies faculty were presented with outstanding teacher awards at the NC State Alumni Association’s Awards Reception in the Park Alumni Center on April 4.
Top Seniors Win Awards
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 7. Three awards were presented by faculty members who had worked closely with the award winners.
Robert S. Bryan Dies at 93
Robert S. Bryan, emeritus professor of philosophy and head of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at NC State from 1966 until 1989, died in Raleigh on March 2, 2019. He was 93.
The Impact of Religion on Cinema
NC State’s fourth annual Impact of Religion Lecture was presented on Monday, February 18. The speaker was Jeffrey Stout, emeritus professor of religion at Princeton University. His topic was “Cinematic Spectacles of Sacred Suffering: Ethical Challenges in Dreyer and Von Trier.”