The legal profession is not just a family tradition for Clemson University senior Felicia Finney. It’s something sacred. Her father, Jerry Leo Finney, is a Columbia attorney, specializing in criminal and civil defense. Her late grandfather, Ernest A. Finney Jr., was South Carolina’s first black circuit judge in modern times and later the first African-American […]
Westminster, South Carolina, is nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills only 15 miles from Clemson, but for Brooklyn Garrett that distance once seemed insurmountable. In May, she graduates from Clemson University after completing a double major in women’s leadership and philosophy with an emphasis in law, liberty, and justice. Last summer, Garrett landed a prized […]
A leading scholar on the Reformation, Bruce Gordon of Yale Divinity School, will share his insights in a public lecture, “The Bible, Authority and the Struggle for History in the Reformation.” The free event at Clemson University will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in Holtzendorff Hall, room 100.
The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities has appointed new leadership in five academic departments. “I am pleased to welcome these new academic leaders,” said Richard Goodstein, dean of the college. “Three are new to the university, and two are new to the role of chair. I am very excited about the talent, experience and […]
The Feb. 22, 2017, announcement by NASA of the discovery of seven Earth-size exoplanets was “one of the most interesting announcements in a long, long time,” said Clemson University philosophy professor Kelly Smith, who consults with NASA and the European Space Agency about ethical and societal issues related to space exploration.
Lee Morrissey, professor and chair of Clemson University’s English department, has been appointed founding director of the new Clemson University Humanities Hub. The appointment was announced today by Richard Goodstein, dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. “I am thrilled to name Lee Morrissey as the founding director of the Humanities Hub,” Goodstein […]
NASA says it will find life on other planets within the next 20 years. Clemson's Kelly Smith asks what Earthlings' moral and ethical responsibilities are.
Tom Oberdan, associate professor of science and technology in society, has received a Scholars Award of $128,000 from the National Science Foundation to explore the 20th-century origins of how philosophers think about science.
Clemson University’s Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps units will hold a joint ceremony to commission 36 officers at 1 p.m. May 7 in Tillman Hall auditorium. Nineteen students will receive commissions into the U.S. Army, and 17 students will receive commissions into the U.S. Air Force.
Delmas aims to combat injustices by identifying the duties we have as citizens in the face of injustice.
Probing emotions and values to understand character — including how we behave and how we ought to behave — is taking Charles Starkey to the very core of what makes human beings “tick.”
One might wonder why Clemson alum Domonica “Nikki” Powell, currently researching pathogenesis and immunology, would be especially concerned with the social sciences. But Powell sees science as being intrinsically intertwined with philosophy and ethics. “Ethics should always go along with science because as new technologies, disease treatments, etc., emerge, there needs to be people who […]
While many college football fans are focused on this week’s matchup between the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Clemson Tigers, off the playing field these two institutions are making advances in the understanding of human character.
Running on the platform of reforming general education, Clemson professor Kelly Smith has big plans for his term as senate president. He intends to listen carefully to various ideas about how general education should be changed and then focus on issues that he believes can help positively impact the curriculum; one of which is funding for general education classes.
For Chris Grau, movies aren’t just about entertainment: They’re a springboard for philosophical deliberation — both in the classroom and outside it.