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October 2022

Chapel Hill Colloquium in Philosophy

October 7 - October 8

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2022 Chapman Hall, Room 201   3:00 - 5:00 PM  Talk: "No-Fault Epistemic Akrasia," David Christensen (Brown University) Comments by Julia Staffel (University of Colorado, Boulder), followed by Q&A 5:30 - 7:30 PM Talk: "The Reasons We Cannot Share," Kyla Ebels-Duggan (Northwestern University) Comments by Japa Pallikkathayil (University of Pittsburgh), followed by Q&A 8:00 PM  Dinner Reception at Horace Williams House SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022 Murphey Hall, Room 116   9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Talk: "Beauvoir on…

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A Parr Center Special Presentation: An Evening with Michael Schur, creator of The Good Place

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Speaker Series: Michaela McSweeney

October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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PPE Speaker Series: “Taking Hamlet out of the Play: In Defense of a Substantive Conception of the Rule of Law” with Carmen Pavel

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Carmen Pavel King’s College London This talk counts as a Campus Life Experience (CLE) event for UNC undergraduates.  Abstract: The rule of law has implications for how we evaluate in practice the acceptability of various legal systems. The philosophical debate about the appropriate content of the rule of law has failed to capture the multidimensional character of the rule of law. The dominant view, one shared by Lon F. Fuller, Joseph Raz, H.L.A. Hart, F.A. Hayek and others is…

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Carolina Seminar on Philosophy, Ethics, and Mental Health: “Absurdity and Meaning” with Dr. Kieran Setiya

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Carolina Seminar on Philosophy, Ethics, and Mental Health: "Absurdity and Meaning" with Dr. Kieran Setiya, Professor and Section Head of Philosophy at MIT   Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 6:00pm Contact for Zoom link   It is a cliché about philosophers that they ponder the meaning of life. Except they don’t. In recent philosophy, the question of life’s meaning is usually dismissed as nonsense; and for most earlier philosophers, the question doesn’t arise. In this talk, I’ll use the…

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November 2022

Ethics Around the Table: Rosalind Chaplin (UNC, Philosophy)

November 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch will be served. More information here.

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Parr Center Presents: Robin Zheng (University of Glasgow), “The Power of Solidarity: How You and I Can Change the World”

November 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Speaker Series: Rima Basu

November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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January 2023

2023 North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl

January 28, 2023

Join us on January 28, 2023 for the 2023 North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl. Registration will open this Fall, and more information about the event is available here. 

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February 2023

Speaker Series: Gina Schouten (Harvard University)

February 3, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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