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September 2015

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

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

Join us at Gerrard Hall for an evening of food, drink, and philosophy! Professors Jim Lesher, Gillian Russell, and Russ Shafer-Landau will each present a short, fifteen minute talk that you won’t want to miss! This event is free and open to all students.  

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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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Talk: John Broome, “Climate Change: Life and Death”

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

John Broome is currently the White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Broome was educated at the University of Cambridge, at the University of London and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a PhD in economics. Before arriving at Oxford he was Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews and, prior to that, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at the University of Bristol. He…

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Speaker: John Broome (University of Oxford), “Reason Versus Ought”

September 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

John Broome is currently the White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Broome was educated at the University of Cambridge, at the University of London and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a PhD in economics. Before arriving at Oxford he was Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews and, prior to that, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at the University of Bristol. He…

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Professional Development Workshop

September 14 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Professional Development Workshop for philosophy graduate students. Hosted by Alan Nelson.

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Speaker Series: Richard Pettigrew (University of Bristol)

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

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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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Parr Center Presents: Amy Perko, “An Ethical Framework for College Sports”

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

Join us for an evening lecture on the intersection of ethics, athletics and academics with Amy Perko, Executive Director of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.

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