Displaying items by tag: Department of Philosophy

How do you know you’re awake right now? You’re reading this, so of course you’re awake. Still, though. How do you know you’re not dreaming?

Each academic year, the UAB College of Arts and Sciences receives departmental nominations for the Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Students and Outstanding Graduate Students.

On May 1, Parker Rose graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham's College of Arts and Sciences. Rose navigated rigorous coursework and built long-lasting relationships while pursuing her degree – those experiences, according to Rose, substantially impacted her approach to living and learning in the world.

The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes full-time regular faculty members of University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. Award winners must have held faculty status at UAB for a minimum of three years and may receive the award only once in any three-year period.

This award honors alumni ages 40 or younger for significant accomplishments in industry and/or their career field or for service in the College.

Dr. Gregory Pence, Professor in the Department of Philosophy, has been named the 2019 winner of the Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.
Amanda Keller is the director of the Magic City Acceptance Center, an AIDS Outreach program designed to provide a safe and supportive space for LBGTQ youth.
Since he graduated with a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester in 2012, Kevin McCain has been on a tear.
Does your possible identical twin exist? If a clay statue is on the table and nothing else is on the table, are there three things on the table — the statue, the lump of clay of which it is made, and the clay in the statue? Are the past, present, and future real? Is space a big container? Are numbers real things that do not exist in space or time? Is there any moment at which all of you exists?

Consider these questions and others in PHL 408-2D: Capstone. The class is taught by Dr. Marjorie Price and is held T/TH 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Prerequisites: two previous philosophy courses.
Isabella Mak of Dothan and Eli Ussery of Columbus, Georgia, have been named Mr. and Ms. UAB, and Lakshmi Subramani of Madison and Daniel Alejandro Mendoza of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, were named first alternates.
UAB students are inventing new uses for unmanned aerial vehicles—UAVs or drones—employing them to reveal nature’s secrets and even save lives.
October 07, 2016

2016 Mr. & Ms. UAB Finalists

Nine of the 2016 Mr. & Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition finalists are students in College of Arts and Sciences departments and programs including Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Social Work.
Human cloning is a hotly debated topic in ethics, covered even in movies and television shows like Orphan Black. Little attention has been paid to emotional reactions to this issue, which could shed light on why human cloning is so contested.
Gregory Pence, Ph.D., international expert on the ethics of human cloning, discusses the science behind the hit TV show, when it gets the science right and when it doesn’t.
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