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.
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.
Philosophy Faculty Win Teaching Awards
Three members of the philosophy faculty won NC State teaching awards in Spring 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.
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.
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.”
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.