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Victor Eduardo receives award

Nov 8, 2017

Philosophy Major Victor Eduardo Named Leader of the Pack

Get to know junior philosophy major Victor Eduardo, the 2017 recipient of NC State's Leader of the Pack Award.  

May 31, 2017

Study: ‘Moral Enhancement’ Technologies Are Neither Feasible Nor Wise

A recent study by researchers at NC State and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) finds that “moral enhancement technologies” — which are discussed as ways of improving human behavior — are neither feasible nor wise, based on an assessment of existing research into these technologies. 

Feb 18, 2017

Philosopher, Animal Rights Advocate Tom Regan Dies at 78

Tom Regan, an emeritus professor of philosophy at NC State and an internationally acclaimed advocate of animal rights, died of pneumonia in Raleigh on Feb. 17. He was 78. 

Feb 9, 2016

New Book Explores Political Philosopher’s ‘Original Position’

What basic rules would you choose to form a society, if you were completely ignorant of your religion, race or socioeconomic status in that society? That question forms the basis of the original position, a thought experiment introduced by one of the most influential political philosophers of the 20th century, John Rawls. In a new book edited by NC State philosophy professor Timothy Hinton, he and a dozen other scholars offer a range of perspectives on Rawls’ influential theory. 

Apr 8, 2014

Student’s Time Travel Research Explores Notions of Possibility

Gray Maddrey, a philosophy senior, was intrigued by the concept of time travel, and set out to explore it in more depth. He has been conducting research with a faculty member about the possibility of backwards time travel. 

Jul 12, 2012

Thinking About Justice and Morality

In this guest post, Associate Professor of Philosophy Tim Hinton provides insights into his scholarship around justice, morality, and what it means to be human. "One issue that really interests me concerns the rational authority of morals," he says. "The question could be expressed like this: How can we make best sense of the suggestion that when we have a moral reason not to do something, that reason is more weighty or important for us than our other reasons in favor of doing that thing?"