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January 2017

Speaker Series: Ruth Chang (Rutgers)

January 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"The Structure of Value" Ruth Chang It is commonly assumed that values have a ‘trichotomous’ structure, that is, that values can relate items only by one item being better, worse, or equal to another with respect to that value. Why should we believe that value is trichotomous? I critically explore some intuitive arguments for trichotomy about value and consider the most common challenge to ‘tetrachotomy’ about value, namely the charge that the claim that items can be evaluatively related in…

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Philosophy in 15 Minutes

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

Join us for an evening of food and drink, and 15 minutes of Philosophy with Alex Worsnip, Jordan McKenzie, and Thomas Hofweber. This event is free and open to all - we hope to see you there!

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Practice Job Talk: Amy Berg

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Amy Berg will present, "Ideal Theory and "Ought Implies Can".

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February 2017

UNC Compass Workshop for Underrepresented Undergraduates in Philosophy

February 11 @ 11:00 am - February 12 @ 3:00 pm

UNC Compass is a workshop for students who are underrepresented in philosophy (with respect to race, gender, sexuality, ability, income, etc) and interested in pursuing graduate studies in philosophy. Selected students will attend reading group-style seminars, attend faculty panel lunches, and have the chance to connect with other undergraduate philosophers.

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Parr Center talk: Maryse Mitchell-Brody

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In a collaboration between the Parr Center for Ethics and the Campus Y, Maryse Mitchell-Brody will present "Working Ourselves Out of a Job: Liberation and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex".

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PPE Undergraduate Seminar: Constitutional Change

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Philosophy @ the Movies: “Waiting for Superman”

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 2010 documentary "Waiting for Superman" examines different aspects of the American public school system. The movie serves as both a scathing critique of what is going wrong in our school system and a message of hope for how we can work to fix those problems. After the screening of the movie, Macy Salzberger will lead a discussion that aims to address the following questions: 1) What does the movie get right about the public school system? 2) What does the movie…

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PPE Talk: Jennifer Morton

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Jennifer Morton is an assistant professor of philosophy at the City College of New York and a senior fellow at the Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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April 2017

Speaker Series: Nina Emery (Brown University)

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The inaugural 2017 Balter Distinguished Lecture will welcome Nina Emery to present a paper as part of our annual Speaker Series.

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National High School Ethics Bowl

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - April 9 @ 5:00 pm

The fifth annual National High School Ethics Bowl will be held at UNC from Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9, 2017. Teams from across the country will travel to Chapel Hill to participate in the National Competition. If you are interested in serving as a judge, moderator, or volunteer, please email us at: parrcenter@unc.edu. Learn more about our Ethics Bowl program.

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