Dr. Edwin Bagley

Professor, Philosophy , C. C. Dickson Professor of Ethics
Religious Studies

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Burris 216


Ph.D., Philosophy, Tulane University 1980



Edwin Bagley is C. C. Dickson Professor of Ethics and Professor of Philosophy. He teaches GPS 310 (Global Perspectives in Ethics) to third-year students and a range of course in philosophy: Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, Ancient & Medieval Philosophy, Modern & Contemporary Philosophy, and Philosophy of Religion. He has led over a dozen international travel seminars with Wingate students, focusing on Asian religions for the last fifteen years. He also sponsors Wingate’s Ethics Bowl team and goes with them to the annual competition sponsored by the Association of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities.

After studying English and Philosophy at Samford University, he received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Tulane University, with a primary focus in modern philosophy. He joined the Wingate faculty in 1981. He has engaged in further study on sabbaticals at Duke University and the University of Notre Dame, with an emphasis on recent developments in practical ethics. He is primarily active in the Society for Philosophy of Religion and the Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers. His favorite avocation is singing great choral music with the Charlotte Master Chorale (aka Charlotte Symphony Chorus), and he rushes the net on the tennis courts to teach his colleagues to respect their elders.

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