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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Ethics Bowl 2019

Thank you and congratulations to all the teams and judges who participated in this year’s Ethics Bowl.

We had teams of Philosophy majors, Computer Science majors, Honors College students, Philosophy Club participants and others all debating various cases as presented by the Ethics Bowl facilitator, Dr. Frances Bottenberg.  Some of our Philosophy alumni were there to be judges and spectators and it was great to see them.

Congratulations to our winning team “A Flock of Seagulls”: Joseph Brannon, Devon Loy and John E. Reese II.   The second place team, Trichop, was Madeline Hamilton, Dominic Pitocco, Neil Hughes, Taylor Sever and Zavia Bop.

Think about joining us for our next Ethics Bowl, Spring 2021.


– Meet our Faculty –

Prof. Insa Lawler is teaching the Introduction to Formal Logic and Critical Thinking.
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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

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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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– 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.