The student Philosophy Club hosts a variety of activities during the year, including talks by professional philosophers, chats over coffee and occasional social events with departmental faculty. The president of the club is Cory Volk, and the faculty adviser is Dr. Stephen Puryear.
The Department is pleased to host a number of public lectures in philosophy and related fields in two lecture series: the Philosophy Colloquium Series and the Logic and Cognitive Science Lecture Series (formerly the Cognitive Science Lecture Series). These are sometimes co-hosted by the Philosophy Club. All are welcome.
Unless otherwise indicated, lectures listed below are in the Philosophy Colloquium Series.
John W. Carroll (NC State), "Becoming Humean," 4:30 p.m., Thursday, September 1, 2016, Withers Hall, Room 331
Philip Kitcher (Columbia University) is visiting NC State as a Phi Beta Kappa Fellow on October 13-14. He will give a public lecture on "Progress in the Sciences and the Arts" on the afternoon of Thursday, October 13 (further details to be determined).
Béatrice Longuenesse (New York University), 4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 27, 2016, Withers Hall, Room 331, further details to be determined
Unless otherwise indicated, lectures listed below were in the Philosophy Colloquium Series.
Daniel Nolan (Australian National University and National Humanities Center), "Why is it Bad to Be Ad Hoc?" April 7, 2016
Robert C. Cummins (University of Illinois and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology), "Neuroscience, Psychology, Reduction and Functional Analysis," March 3, 2016 (Logic and Cognitive Science Lecture Series)
Philosophy and Religious Studies Student Awards Reception, March 2, 2016
Russell Powell (Boston University), "The Evolution of Moral Enhancement: A Deflationary Account," February 22, 2016
Veljko Dubljevic (McGill University), "Practical and Theoretical Feasibility of Moral Enhancement Technologies," February 1, 2016
Adam Feltz (Michigan Technical University), "Ethical, Informed Decision Making," January 25, 2016
World Philosophy Day Lecture: Kenneth A. Taylor (Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University and co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show Philosophy Talk), "Religion and Gay Marriage: Why Democracy is Good for Religion even if Religion is Uncomfortable for Democracy," November 19, 2015 (See World Philosophy Day)
Julia Driver (Washington University in St. Louis), "Undermining Promises," October 22, 2015
Logic and Cognitive Science Initiative Conference on Perception, September 25-26, 2015. Speakers: Berit Brogaard (Miami), Alex Byrne (MIT), Jonathan Cohen (UC San Diego), Mohan Matthen (Toronto), Harold Langsam (Virginia), and Michelle Montague (Texas). For more information, click here.
Marina F. Bykova (NC State), "Fichte's Nationalist Rhetoric and the Humanistic Project of Bildung," March 26, 2015
Kevin Richardson (MIT, participant in NC State's Building Future Faculty Program), "A Pragmatist's Guide to Grounds," March 19, 2015
Jonathan Schaffer (Rutgers), "The Ground Between the Gaps," March 5, 2015
Philosophy and Religious Studies Student Awards Reception, March 4, 2015
Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Philosophical Society, February 27-28, 2015. For more information, click here.
David Schmidtz (University of Arizona), Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, "Society is Not a Race," February 16, 2015 (Public Lecture in the University Scholars Program Forum) ["On the Pretense of Consent," a further talk scheduled for February 17 in the Philosophy Colloquium Series, was canceled because of adverse weather.]
Brian McLaughlin (Rutgers), "The Skewed View From Here," February 5, 2015 (Logic and Cognitive Science Lecture Series)
Alexander Rosenberg (Duke University), "Making Mechanism Interesting," November 13, 2014 (Logic and Cognitive Science Lecture Series)
Bernard Boxill (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), "DuBois on Race and Dignity," November 6, 2014
Barbara B. Levenbook (NC State), "Beyond Legislative Intent," September 4, 2014