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February 2016

Ethics Around the Table: Mike Christian

February 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a Parr Center “Ethics Around the Table” event! Mike Christian’s research focuses on understanding how energy, engagement, self-control and other self-regulatory processes affect behavior at work. His work focuses on how these factors dynamically relate to unethical behavior as well as desirable work performance. He has examined: How daily fluctuations in human energy resulting from somatic pain lead to ebbs and flow in engagement and withdrawal at work The effects of sleep deprivation on deviant and unethical…

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Philosophy @ the Movies: “Inside Out”

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a screening of “Inside Out”, and a philosophical discussion led by Jeff Sebo. Dinner will be provided! This event is free and open to all students.

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PPE Talk: Gina Schouten

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Gina Schouten will present, “Liberalism, Neutrality, and the Gendered Division of Labor”. This event is free and open to all. Pizza will be provided. Abstract: Despite women’s increased labor force participation, household divisions of labor remain highly unequal. This persistent gendered division of labor is remediable by way of “gender egalitarian” political interventions such as work time regulation, subsidized dependent care provisions, and family leave initiatives. But gender egalitarian political interventions appear to constitute illegitimateexercises of coercive political power. Questions…

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March 2016

Speaker Series: Elijah Millgram (University of Utah)

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Elijah Millgram will give a talk as part of our annual Speaker Series. Reception to follow.

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PPE Talk: Christopher Freiman

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

“Should States Allow Markets in Citizenship?” Christopher Freiman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at William & Mary. Professor Freiman’s research interests include democratic theory, distributive justice, and applied ethics – to see his complete bio, please visit his website. This event is free & open to all; pizza will be provided.

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Philosophy @ the Movies: “Children of Men”

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a screening of “Children of Men”, and a discussion led by John Roberts. This event is free and open to all; refreshments will be provided.

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Political Philosophy Workshop

March 18 @ 8:00 am - March 19 @ 5:00 pm

This is a workshop to discuss work in progress.  Out of town participants include Sahar Akhtar (University of Virginia), Jason Brennan (Georgetown University), Javier Hidalgo (University of Richmond), Dan Jacobson (University of Michigan), Meena Krishnamurthy (University of Manitoba), Loren Lomasky (University of Virginia), Julia Nefsky (University of Toronto), Susanne Sreedhar (Boston University), and Steve Wall (University of Arizona).

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Ethics Around the Table: Richard Andrews

March 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a Parr Center “Ethics Around the Table” event! Richard (“Pete”) Andrews is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Public Policy, UNC College of Arts and Sciences; also in the Department of City and Regional Planning and in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology, and the Carolina Institute for the Environment. From 2004 to 2009 he held the first Thomas Willis Lambeth…

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PPE Talk: Jessica Flanigan, “Freedom of Contract: A Defense”

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Jessica Flanigan is an assistant professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law, at the University of Richmond, where she teaches ethics and critical thinking. For a complete bio, please visit her website. This event is free and open to all; pizza will be provided.

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April 2016

Speaker Series: Elizabeth Barnes (University of Virginia)

April 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Elizabeth Barnes will give a talk as part of our annual Speaker Series. Reception to follow.

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