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August 2015

Speaker Series: A.W. Eaton (University of Illinois)

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A.W. Eaton will give a talk as part of our 2015 – 2016 Speaker Series. A.W. Eaton is an Associate Professor. She received her Ph.D. from The University of Chicago in both philosophy and art history in 2003. She works on topics in feminism, aesthetics and philosophy of art, value theory, and Italian Renaissance painting. Her special interests include the epistemological and ontological status of aesthetic value, the relationship between ethical and artistic value, feminist critiques of pornography, representations of…

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Beginning of the Year Party

August 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our annual Beginning of the Year party will be held at the Horace Williams House on Friday, August 21 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Please join us for an evening of food and drink, and a celebration of the year to come. The Horace Williams House is located at 610 East Rosemary Street, just a short walk from Caldwell Hall. There is ample parking, though carpooling is encouraged. Questions? Please email Katie Fanfani at kfanfani@unc.edu.  

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PPE and Value Theory Workshop

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

A one-day workshop with papers presented by Brookes Brown, David Frank, Barry Maguire, Chris Melenovsky, Jeff Sebo and Steve Swartzer. Lunch and dinner provided. Please register in advance on the Workshop Website here: https://chapelhillppeworkshopfall2015.web.unc.edu/  

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September 2015

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of food, drink, and philosophy! Three presenters will give short, fifteen minute talks that you won’t want to miss! This event is free and open to all students! Please stay tuned for complete speaker information.

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PPE Talk: Harry Brighouse

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

“What’s So Great About Bedtime Stories?: Parents, Children, and Equality of Opportunity” Harry Brighouse is a Professor of Philosophy and Affiliate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. To see a complete bio, please visit his website. This event is free and open to all; pizza will be provided.

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Ethics Around the Table

September 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a Parr Center “Ethics Around the Table” event! Lunch will be provided, and registration is kindly required. Please stay tuned for speakers, a talk abstract, and registration information. Questions? Please email Katie at kfanfani@unc.edu.

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PPE Undergraduate Weekend Seminar

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

This is an intensive one day seminar on “Equality: Whether and Why It Matters” for undergraduates.  Professor Barry Maguire will be leading the discussion. There will be four sessions: What is Equality of Opportunity? What is Equality of Status? Does Equality matter for its own sake, or instrumentally? What is the relationship between Equality and Liberty?  Is distributive justice an illusion? Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, will be provided. Registration in advance required.  Space is limited.  If interested, please contact Professor…

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October 2015

49th Chapel Hill Colloquium in Philosophy

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - October 4 @ 12:00 pm

The 49th annual Chapel Hill Colloquium in Philosophy will be held October 2 – 4, 2015. General registration is $150, including meals (with the option to add a reception/dinner guest for $15 additional). If you are a member of the UNC Philosophy Department, please register using the appropriate link, below. GENERAL REGISTRATION: click here to register. UNC PHILOSOPHY FACULTY: click here to register. UNC PHILOSOPHY GRADUATE STUDENTS: click here to register. 2015 Speakers: Eric Schwitzgebel, University of California at Riverside…

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Speaker Series: Paul Saka (University of Texas)

October 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Paul Saka will give a talk as part of our annual Speaker Series. Reception to follow.

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Speaker Series: Richard Pettigrew (University of Bristol)

October 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Richard Pettigrew will give a talk as part of our annual Speaker Series. Reception to follow.

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