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December 2014

Practice Job Talk: Craig Warmke

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Craig Warmke will present his talk, “Modal Intensionalism”. Abstract: A possible world is a way the world could have been. Given that there are infinitely many ways the world could have been, a proposition is necessary according to possible worlds semantics when it is true in infinitely many possible worlds. Yet human beings don’t have the cognitive power to survey infinitely many possible worlds. We claim to know that some propositions are necessary, but possible worlds semantics seems to put…

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Metaethics Workshop 2014

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - December 6 @ 11:00 pm

This is a workshop to discuss work in progress by Sarah Buss (Michigan), Jamie Dreier (Brown), Sigrún Svavarsdóttir (Tufts), Michael Smith (Princeton), and Katia Vavova (Mount Holyoke). Other out of town participants include Agnes Callard, Matthew Chrisman, Jonathan Dancy, Janice Dowell, Sebastian Köhler, Kate Manne, Tristram MacPherson, David Plunkett, Connie Rosati, Karl Schafer, Russ Shafer-Landau, Nate Sharadin, Allan Silverman, Matty Silverstein, Daniel Star, and David Velleman.

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Early Career Ethics Workshop

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Barry Maguire will lead a workshop on early career ethics. Refreshments will be provided. Attendance is limited; all participants must email Barry Maguire prior to attending.

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January 2015

North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl

January 10, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

High School students from across the state will travel to UNC – Chapel Hill to compete in the annual North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl. Learn more about the Ethics Bowl program, and volunteer to participate as a judge, moderator, or event staff by emailing parrcenter@unc.edu.

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Duke Speaker: Kwong-loi Shun (Berkeley, Chinese Philosophy)

January 16, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This is a Duke Philosophy event. For more information, please visit the website link below.

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PPE Talk: Bas Van der Vossen (UNC – Greensboro)

January 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Professor Van der Vossen works in political philosophy, focusing on the justification of property rights and of the moral dimensions of international affairs.

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Film Screening: Robot & Frank

January 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a discussion and screening of Jake Schreier’s film Robot & Frank, led by graduate students Lauren Townsend and Caleb Harrison. This event is free and open to all students. Food and drink will be provided!

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February 2015

Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds: Steven Joffe (University of Pennsylvania)

February 5, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MacNider 321,
333 South Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599 United States
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Jointly sponsored by the UNC Center for Bioethics and the UNC Hospital Ethics Committee, Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds offers an innovative and interactive forum for engaging with ethical, legal, and policy issues of particular salience to patient care within the hospital.

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Duke Speaker: Lara Buchak (Berkeley, Formal Epistemology)

February 6, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This is a Duke Philosophy event. For more information, please visit the website link below.

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PPE Talk: David Schmidtz

February 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

David Schmidtz, Kendrick Professor at the University of Arizona, works in political philosophy and teaches in Philosophy and in Economics.  He will be the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar at UNC February 18-19.

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