Neuroscience Studies Claiming Free Will is an Illusion Are Flawed
A new analysis points out flaws in studies claiming that free will is an illusion. NC State assistant professor of philosophy Veljko Dubljevic has co-authored a paper that says neuroscience hasn’t definitively proven anything one way or the other.
World Philosophy Day Lecture to Focus on ‘Loving Nature’
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will host NC State’s third World Philosophy Day Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 16. The guest speaker is New York University professor Dale Jamieson, who will lecture on "Loving Nature" at 3 p.m. in Riddick Hall, Room 451.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
Philosophy Talk on Laws of Nature
NC State Professor of Philosophy John W. Carroll will give a research presentation entitled "Becoming Humean" as part of the Philosophy Colloquium Series. All are welcome.
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.
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.