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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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September 2015

PPE Talk: Harry Brighouse

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

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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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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PPE Talk: Jerry Gaus, “Why Liberal Politics Can’t be Insulated from Religion”

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

Jerry Gaus’s main area of work is on public reason and diversity. His most recent book is The Order of Public Reason published by Cambridge, in which he analyzes the moral framework that supports relations of responsibility. For a complete bio, please visit his website. This talk is free and open to all; pizza will be provided.

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PPE: Public Choice Seminar

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

An intensive, one day seminar for undergraduate students. Funding for this event is provided by the Institute for Humane Studies through a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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Chapel Hill Metaethics Workshop

October 30 @ 12:00 am - November 1 @ 12:00 am

The first annual “CHillMeta” will be held at UNC on October 30 – November 1, 2015.  Please see the conference website for complete workshop information.

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November 2015

PPE Talk: Kate Manne

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Kate Manne is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Cornell University. To see a complete bio, please visit her website. This event is free and open to all; pizza will be provided.

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Workshop in the Philosophy of Science

November 6 @ 9:00 am - November 7 @ 5:00 pm

For more information, please visit the workshop website. A complete schedule and papers will be posted in early autumn.

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