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April 2017

Lecture Series: The thought of Sigmund Freud

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Parr Center Forum: The Ethics of Gun Control

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In the United States, a right to bear arms is enshrined in the Bill of Rights, but there is disagreement about whether and how this right should apply in present social, political, and technological circumstances. This disagreement raises many ethical questions.  For example, does gun ownership decrease violent crime by deterring potential criminals, or does it increase violent crime by allowing more people access to violent weapons? Also, do people have a right to self-defense, and if so, do they have a right to bear…

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Difficult Faculty Conversations: Gender Equity in Higher Education

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

As college professors, how can we ethically and effectively resist sexism and cissexism on campus, in academia, and in society more generally? This question arises in all aspects of our work. For example, in our research we face questions about which topics to address, which scholars to cite, and which venues to publish and present in. In our teaching we face questions about which topics to cover, which authors to assign, and which pedagogies to employ. And in our service…

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Department Tea

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 Please join the Diversity Committee in the Caldwell Hall library, for tea time! All members of the Philosophy Department are invited. Coffee, tea and snacks will be served.

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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. Title: Laws and their instances Abstract: I present an argument for the view that laws ground their instances. I then outline two important consequences that follow if we accept the conclusion of this argument. First, the claim that laws ground their instances threatens to undermine a prominent recent attempt to make sense of the explanatory power of Humean laws…

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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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Lecture Series: The thought of Sigmund Freud

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Lecture Series: The thought of Sigmund Freud

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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E. Maynard Adams Symposium for the Humanities

April 21 - April 22

  Click here to view the full event program, and download the flyer. 

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Speaker Series: Hartry Field (NYU)

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Epistemology from an Evaluativist Perspective” Abstract: I’ll articulate a kind of “evaluativist” (“non-descriptivist”?) view of epistemology, and contrast it with both normative realist views and reliabilist views.  Much of the focus will be on how this metaphilosophical perspective can affect ground-level issues in epistemology: for instance, how it deals with certain forms of skepticism, and how it allows for fundamental revision in epistemic practices (deductive, inductive and perceptual).

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