Why Philosophy?

When you learn a fact, you know one thing. When you learn to reason, you can think for a lifetime. You’ll learn skills in critical thinking, logical reasoning, persuasion, and ethics that will prove valuable in whatever career you choose. Use reason to thrive.

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– Speaker Series –

Our first presentation of 2019 will be a GREAT CONVERSATION with new faculty member, Jeff Kaplan.  Jeff teaches Philosophy of Law, Intro to Ethics, Intro to Philosophy and is interested also in Ethics and early modern Philosophy.

His talk will be titled “Does Objective Morality Exist?”.  It will be on Tuesday, Sept. 17th at 5:00 PM in Foust 206.

If you have any questions, please contact us at mmdargat@uncg.edu or 336-334-5059.

– Meet our Faculty –

Prof. Jeffry Kaplan is teaching Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics and Philosophy of Law.
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– Philosophy Club –

Philosophy Club

The UNCG Philosophy Club is meeting every other Wednesday from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Faculty Center.

Join the Facebook page or email them at philclub@uncg.edu.

FALL 2019 Meetings:

8/28:  Am I Entitled to My Own Opinion?

9/11:  When is War Just?

9/25:  Ethics Bowl Practice Round – Contact Prof. Bottenberg at f_botten@uncg.edu for information

10/09:  Who Doesn’t Want to be a Cyborg?

10/23:  What Am I Allowed to Joke About?

10/25:  ETHICS BOWL  3:00 – 9:00 pm

11/20:  TBA

12/04:  TBA

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– Online Philosophy –

Philosophy Online Degree

Online learning is ideal for self-motivated people who are comfortable with current technology and can express themselves well in writing. Distance learners must also be able to manage their time effectively.

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– Scholarships –

The Roger Schwirck Award for Excellence in Philosophy

Philosophy majors who have completed five Philosophy courses and who submit a paper on a topic in Philosophy for consideration by the review panel are eligible for the Schwirck Award.

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– Pre-Law –

Statistical studies show that Philosophy majors outscore almost all others on the verbal and quantitative sections of the LSAT, GMAT, GRE and similar standardized tests.

UNCG’s Pre-Law Concentration in Philosophy is a program especially designed to meet the needs of pre-law students.

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