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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Celebration 2021

May ’21 Graduates

On May 7, 2021 we celebrated our May Graduates.

Abul Azam

Gordon Cathcart

Staci Denton

Mark Dockery

Marie Fabiano

Garrett Foster

Samantha Hepler

Raghav Kalra

Laura Llibre

Sydney Miller

Jamarian Moore

Frank Palacios

Alyssia Singleton

Candy Stanley

Mary Wolfe

 

Schwirck Award 2021

Winner: Garrett Foster
2nd Place: Mark Dockery
3rd Place: Ryan Hrabovsky
Honorable Mentions: Patrick Buchanan, Bevin Hamilton, Jeremy Schlanger

Phi Sigma Tau Inductees

Congratulations to our 2021 inductees to the Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society for Philosophers:
Patrick Buchanan
Alyssa Cavalieri
Bevin Hamilton
Samantha Hepler
Ryan Hrabovsky
Sean Long
Jennifer Mason
Jeremy Schlanger

Provost Student Excellence Award

Congratulations to our student Garrett Foster for winning this year’s Provost Student Excellence Award! This award is the highest academic honor given to undergraduates at UNCG.

Philosophy Club

The UNCG Philosophy Club will meet online this semester. All meetings will be held via Zoom from 5:30-7pm on the dates listed.

Everyone with an interest in Philosophy and philosophical discussion is welcome. There is a Canvas platform to organize these meetings. To that end, please fill in this Google form, so that you can be added to that platform.

Faculty advisors are Mike Matteson and Adam Rosenfeld. Join the Philosophy Club Facebook page or email them at philclub@uncg.edu.

1/27: When should a government be overthrown?

2/10: What counts as a free choice?

2/24: What is impossible?

3/10: What are the boundaries of medical consent?

3/24: What’s special about expertise?

4/7:  To be selected by club

4/21: To be selected by club

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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.

In 2021, our program was selected twice as one of the best online programs in Philosophy: https://www.bestvalueschools.org/online-philosophy-degree/ and https://www.bestcolleges.com/features/top-online-philosophy-programs/

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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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Meet our faculty

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For more information about our faculty members please visit our faculty page.