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March 2015

Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry Reading Group: Elizabeth Schecter (Washington University in St. Louis)

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Schecter (Washington University in St. Louis) will present her work-in-progress “On the Possibility of Pluralindividualism” at the next PPRG meeting, which will be on Thursday, March 5 from 7:00-8:30pm in room 213 of Caldwell Hall. The paper is the last substantive chapter of a book that concerns the split-brain phenomenon. In the following abstract, ‘R’ refers to the entire split-brain human being except for her left hemisphere, and ‘L’ refers to the entire split-brain human being except her…

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Sarah Moss (University of Michigan), “A Defense of Probabilistic Knowledge”

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

Sarah Moss will give a presentation as part of our annual Speaker Series. Sarah’s work is focused on questions connecting language and epistemology: what semantic theories accommodate intuitive norms governing credences in counterfactuals, how updating de se credences resembles communicating de se beliefs, and how we can know non-propositional contents of assertion. She is currently writing a book that defends a unified probabilistic account of the contents of assertion, belief, and knowledge. Title: A Defense of Probabilistic Knowledge Abstract: This…

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Department Talk: Matt Kotzen

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Matt Kotzen will give a talk to the department – title and abstract TBA.

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Political Philosophy Workshop

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - March 28 @ 11:00 pm

This is a workshop to discuss work in progress.  Out of town participants include Ann Cudd (Kansas), Jessica Flanigan (Univ. of Richmond), Dan Jacobson (Michigan), Jennifer Morton (CUNY), Ryan Muldoon (Penn), David Sobel (Syracuse), and Kevin Vallier (Bowling Green).

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Argument Mapping Workshop

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A one day workshop on using Argument Mapping in philosophy courses.  Simon Cullen, from Princeton University, will be running the workshop. Some information about Argument Mapping is available here. There will be two sessions, one building on the other, the first from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., and the second from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Registration is kindly required – Please click here to register.

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Teaching Workshop

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Benjamin Meier will present an Ethics Around the Table talk, “Realizing the International Human Right to Health through U.S. Health Care Policy”. 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. Abstract: The political…

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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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