Boaheng, Paul


    Dr. Paul Boaheng
    Associate Professor of Philosophy 

    Office:  Lauretta Taylor Building,  Room 311.
    Phone: 672-1761 Fax: 910-672-1090 


- 2019 University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award of Excellence in Teaching. 

- 2018-2019 Fayetteville State University Teacher of the Year. 


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

Teaching Courses:

  • PHIL 110 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 120 Moral Principles and Contemporary Moral Issues
  • PHIL 210Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 211Introduction 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