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April 2015

Ethics Around the Table: Benjamin Meier, “Realizing the International Human Right to Health through U.S. Health Care Policy”

April 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Dr. Meier’s interdisciplinary research—at the intersection of international law, public policy, and global health—examines human rights frameworks for global health governance.  Advancing rights-based frameworks for public health, he has written and presented extensively on the development, evolution, and implementation of human rights – serving as a consultant to international organizations, national governments, and nongovernmental organizations. For this Ethics Around the Table lecture, Dr. Meier will present, “Realizing the International Human Right to Health through U.S. Health Care Policy” Abstract: The…

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PPE Talk: Peter Jaworski, “Markets without Limits”

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Peter Jaworski is a Visiting Assistant Professor teaching business ethics. He is a Senior Fellow with the Canadian Constitution Foundation, and a Director of the Institute for Liberal Studies. He has also been a Visiting Research Professor at Brown University. Peter’s academic work has been published or is forthcoming in several journals including Ethics, the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, the Journal of Business Ethics, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. He, along with his colleague Jason Brennan, is…

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Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry Research Group meeting

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jennifer Hawkins (Duke) will lead our PPRG discussion this week. We will discuss Scott Kim’s “The Place of Ability to Value in the Evaluation of Decision-Making Capacity” and Jennifer Hawkins’ response: “Decision-Making Capacity and Value”. We’ll meet this Thursday from 7:00pm-8:30pm in room 213 of Caldwell Hall. RSVP to Dan Moseley if you plan to attend.

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Department Talk: Geoff Sayre-McCord, “A Moral Argument Against Moral Dilemmas”

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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National High School Ethics Bowl

April 10 @ 8:00 am - April 11 @ 8:00 pm

Top teams from across the country travel to UNC-Chapel Hill to compete in the third annual National High School Ethics Bowl, hosted by the Parr Center. Learn more about the Ethics Bowl program, and get involved by serving as a judge, moderator, or event volunteer! Email parrcenter@unc.edu for more information.

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Speaker Series: Sean Carroll (California Institute of Technology)

April 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sean Carroll will give a talk as part of our annual Speaker Series.

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Duke Speaker: R. Jay Wallace and Katharina (Berkeley)

April 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This is a Duke Philosophy department event. For more information, please visit the website link below.

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Department Talk: Alan Nelson

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Philosophy @ the Movies

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a screening of a film with a corresponding philosophical discussion. Refreshments will be provided; all are welcome. This event is free and open to all!

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Speaker Series: Ruth Chang (Rutgers)

April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Professor Ruth Chang will give a paper as part of our annual Speaker Series. When Ruth Chang graduated from college, she was presented with a choice: Should she pursue a career in philosophy, or a career in law? Soon after finishing Harvard Law School and dipping her toe in the legal world, she regretted her decision and switched paths. She went off to Oxford University to study philosophy and has been a philosopher studying choice, freedom, value and action ever since. Chang’s…

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