Philosophy Ethics Bowl

UNCG's Moore Humanities and Research Administration (MHRA) Building 1111 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, North Carolina

All UNCG students are invited to participate in (or simply attend!) the Philosophy Department's annual Ethics Bowl! What is an Ethics Bowl?   An Ethics Bowl is a competition in which small teams of students answer questions about morally complex scenarios. The Ethics Bowl format is distinct from a debate in … Continued

5th Annual Public Republic

The Lawn Between College Ave. by the Minerva Statue & the Elliot University Center (EUC) Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

Public Republic is an all-day public reading of the entirety of Republic, Plato's famous treatise on Justice. Each of the ten books of this dialogue will be read out loud, preferably with dramatic flair, by volunteer readers. Everyone is welcome - those willing to read, those who would prefer to … Continued

‘Why Are There Flat Earthers?’: a presentation in the Great Conversation series by Dr. Jeffrey Kaplan

Foust 206 1010 Administration Dr, Greensboro, NC, United States

The planet Earth is a sphere (Technically, it's an ‘oblate spheroid’). So why, since 2016, do an increasing number of people believe that it is flat—something known to be false for over two thousand years? The answer is that they are led to this conclusion by a specific theory of … Continued

World Philosophy Day

UNCG's Moore Humanities and Research Administration (MHRA) Building 1111 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, North Carolina

Come join faculty and students for a celebration of philosophy! Bring a photo and/or a quote from your favorite philosopher to share. Refreshments will be served. Join us in Moore Humanities & Research Administration Building (MHRA), Room 3501!

Great Conversation Series – Are Games the Key to the Good Life?

Foust 206 1010 Administration Dr, Greensboro, NC, United States

Bernard Suits defined playing a game as the voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles. A short talk by philosophy professor Derek Skillings, followed by open conversation, will explore the emerging field of the philosophy of games. What makes games a unique form of aesthetic expression? Can they provide the means … Continued

Great Conversation: Make-believe Everything You Read

Foust 206 1010 Administration Dr, Greensboro, NC, United States

When interpreting another person, it is a good policy to try to interpret their words as charitably as possible. Dr. Adam Rosenfeld will lead an open discussion about the idea that engaging in a playful sort of make-believe is the best way to do this. What does that mean? Is … Continued