Boaheng, Paul


Dr. Paul Boaheng
Associate Professor of Philosophy 
Office: Lauretta Taylor Building 311
Phone: 672-1761
Fax: 910-672-1090


  • Ph.D. University of Alberta, Canada
  • MA Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • MPHIL Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • BA University of Ghana, Legon


  • 2019 University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award of Excellence in Teaching
  • 2018-2019 Fayetteville State University Teacher of the Year

Teaching Courses

  • PHIL 110, Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 120, Moral Principles and Contemporary Moral Issues
  • PHIL 210, Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 211, Introduction to World Religion  
  • PHIL 230, Social & Political Philosophy 

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Ethical Theories and Applied Ethics
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • African Philosophy 

Publications and Presentations (recent)

  • Skepticism and Practical Reasoning in Hume's Ethical Theory (2017) 
  • "Gambling on God: A Qualified Defense of Pascal's Wager", Journal of Cultural and Religious Studies, Volume 4, Number 3, March 2016 (Serial Number 16) 
  • "Patients' Bill of Rights", in The Sage Encyclopedia of Economics and Society (SAGE Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, Dec 2015) 
  • "Prisoner Right to and Right to Refuse Medical Treatment."  In Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics (Ed. Arrigo, Bruce), SAGE Publications, Inc; 1 edition (August 6, 2014). 
  • "The Biblical Foundation for Social Justice: Why Fox News' Glenn Beck and Conservative Theologians Drs. Farewell and Lillback are Wrong" (with Joseph Osei) Thinking About Religion. Volume 11 (2014) 
  • "Why a Commitment to a Right to Liberty and Property does not Preclude Redistribution through Taxation and Welfare Programs: Scrutinizing Nozick's Entitlement Theory of Justice" US China Law Review (2014) 
  • "The Legacy of Harvard Professor Ronald Dworkin for the Civil Rights' Movement: Why and how he challenged Philosophers of Law, Supreme Court Justices and politicians to take rights seriously." US China Law Review, 2014 (with Joseph Osei and Linda Tomlinson) 
  • "God and the Traditional African Experience: Shattering the Stereotypes.: Thinking About Religion. Volume 10 (2012) 
  • Robert Nozick, Libertarian?", South African Journal of Philosophy, with Wes Cooper, the second author (2011, 30(3)) 
  • September 2016: "The Inapplicability of the Fallacy of False Dilemma to the Kingdom of God" Charlotte Ghanaian SDA Church Revival Meeting, Charlotte, NC 
  • May 2016: "The Benefits of Incorporating Information Literacy into Classroom Assignments", Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University, NC 
  • March 2016: "Fallacies in Recent American Politics", Department of Government and History, Fayetteville State University, NC 
  • January 2016: "Techniques to Teach Global Understanding Courses with FSU's international partner institutions". Fayetteville State University, NC 
  • November 2015: "Utilizing Global Understanding Courses to Overcome Ethnocentrism" Fayetteville State University, NC 
  • November 2015, "Benefits and Challenges of Teaching Global Understanding Courses" (Global Understanding Course Information Session), Office of Faculty Development, Fayetteville State University, NC 
  • November 2015: "Should Creation Science and Evolutionary Theory be taught in the Public Schools"? North Carolina Religious Studies Association held on the campus of Fayetteville State University, NC 
  • August 2015: "Some Challenges Faced by Immigrants in the USA". Baldwin Elementary School, Hope Mills, NC 
  • August 2015: "Christianity in the 21st Century: Christ and Crisis". Charlotte Ghanaian SDA Church Revival Meeting, Charlotte, NC 
  • June 2015: "The Value of Global Understanding Course" at Board of Trustee Meeting, J.C. Jones Board Room- Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University  
  • March 2015: "Philosophy of Peace" (in Dr. Malhotra's Global Understanding class on Global Peace, Fayetteville State University 
  • February 2015: "How to Design Global Understanding Courses" as part of Workshop Global Understanding Course Workshop, Fayetteville State University, NC