Philosophy and Religious Studies

Aug 8, 2017

Meet Our New Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes a dozen new tenured and tenure-track faculty to its ranks for the 2017-2018 year. Their scholarship and research interests range from race and immigration to organizational health psychology and urban food systems of the ancient world.

May 31, 2017 | NC State News

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.

May 30, 2017 | Scientific American

‘Moral Enhancement’ Is Science Fiction, not Science Fact

When it comes to improving morality, traditional interventions seem to have much better chances than drugs and brain stimulation devices: the dangers of the latter are considerable, and are likely to cause more harm than good because they endanger the balance of moral intuitions. Guest column by Veljko Dubljević, assistant professor of philosophy at NC State University.

May 16, 2017 | Daily Mail

Experts say using ‘morality drugs’ is a ‘terrible idea’

In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) assessed several different types of moral enhancement, including four pharmaceutical approaches and three neurostimulation techniques. Veljko Dubljevic, philosophy, featured.

May 10, 2017

Meet Some of Our Outstanding 2017 Graduates

Our army of nearly 38,600 Humanities and Social Sciences alumni will grow even larger this spring, as nearly 1,000 of our undergraduate and graduate students earn NC State diplomas for their hard work. Meet a few of our outstanding graduates and see what's next for them after commencement.

May 2, 2017

College Honors Its Exceptional Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences faculty were recognized at the college's annual awards reception on April 25, 2017.

Mar 31, 2017 | The Daily Tar Heel

Q&A With NC State Professor Anna Bigelow on Controversial Homeland Security Grant

Anna Bigelow, an NC State University professor of religious studies with a specialization in Islam, discusses a grant to UNC from the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism program. The grant will “fund a project to create a series of sophisticated videos and other materials to counteract jihadist propaganda that targets young people,” according to a February press release from UNC.

Feb 22, 2017

Celebrating the Extraordinary: Honoring Our Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship recipients got to meet the donors who make their awards possible at the college's annual luncheon honoring both groups on Feb. 16.

Feb 18, 2017 | Philosophy and Religious Studies

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 6, 2017 | NC State News

5 Questions With Jim Gates, 2017 Diversity Lecture Speaker

Theoretical physicist Jim Gates explains why the dichotomy between seeking equity and seeking excellence is false in science and society. Join us for the 2017 Humanities and Social Sciences Diversity Lecture.