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February 2023

Speaker Series: Gina Schouten (Harvard University)

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

Title: Liberal Feminism, Social Critique, and Moral Methodology: What Can Reflective Equilibrium Accomplish?   Abstract: This paper brings together two strands of opposition to liberalism: First is the substantive strand, concerning liberalism’s feminist, anti-racist, and egalitarian credentials. Second is the methodological strand, concerning liberalism’s method of moral justification, reflective equilibrium. In response to the substantive strand of opposition to liberalism, left-liberal feminists have argued that, properly understood, liberal values entail a deep critique of sexism, racism, and economic inequality, and…

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Parr Center Presents: Erich Hatala Matthes (Wellesley College)

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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PPE Speaker Series: “On the Value of Bipartisanship”: An Evening with Dr. Ben Chavis and Governor Pat McCrory

February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center Auditorium, 150 South Rd
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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  Our speakers, who hold opposing views on many political issues, have come together out of a shared concern of the dangers posed by partisanship in U.S. politics. This evening they will talk a bit about the risks of partisanship and the value of bipartisanship.  Light refreshments will be provided before the talk, which begins promptly at 6:00pm! This event counts as a CLE requirement for students.   Reverend Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is an entrepreneur, global business leader, educator,…

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Speaker Series: Robert Pasnau

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Michael Cholbi | Spring 2023 Carolina Seminar on Philosophy, Ethics and Mental Health

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Philosophy in 15 Minutes

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the UNC Philosophy department for a series of short presentations on intriguing Philosophical ideas. Refreshments provided after the event.   Program (1) Welcome and Introduction: Matt Kotzen (Host)   (2) Willow Yang: Introducing the PPE program   (3) Markus Kohl (15 Minutes Presentation): Nietzsche on Nihilism Nietzsche writes: "The sight of the human being now makes us weary—what is nihilism today if it is not that?—We are weary of humanity.” But what exactly makes us weary of humanity? And, how does…

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March 2023

Parr|Bioethics Joint Lecture: Elizabeth Barnes (University of Virginia)

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Informal Talk: Dana Goswick

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Logan Mitchell | Spring 2023 Carolina Seminar on Philosophy, Ethics and Mental Health

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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PPE Speaker Series: “Unhoused and Unrecognized: Thinking Through the Wrong of Homelessness” with Paul Schofield

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Abstract: It is tempting to think homelessness is unjust simply because it involves a grossly inequitable distribution of resources–some have so much while others lack something so basic as a stable dwelling, and this seems unfair. I want to convince you that the wrong of homelessness consists in more than this, however. Those experiencing homelessness aren’t just treated unfairly, but are denied recognition as citizens, as members of civil society, and as persons. As such, the wrong they suffer consists…

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