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April 2016

Teaching Workshop

April 12, 2016 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Faculty and grads: you are welcome (and if you're a first or second year grad, institutionally required) to attend our final teaching workshop of the year on Tuesday, April 12th from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. in Caldwell 213. At the workshop we'll discuss a controversial piece in the NYT by UNC History Professor Molly Worthen, "Lecture Me. Really." To this end, a panel of UNC instructors at different stages in their teaching careers (Vida Yao, Matt Kotzen, and Steve Swartzer)…

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Early Modern Philosophy Workshop

April 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, April 12 Early Modern Philosophy Workshop Eric Schliesser (University of Amsterdam) "Spinoza's Ethics and the Hebrew Bible" 1:00-3:00 Caldwell 208

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National High School Ethics Bowl

April 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am - April 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Parr Center Panel: CRISPR

April 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

CRISPR: The History, Science and Ethics of Genetic Modification Please join the Parr Center for Ethics for a discussion of the science, history, and ethics of genetic modification, with special focus on CRISPR, a new gene-editing tool that the New York Times claims "might create an ethical morass" or "might make revising nature seem natural." Our panel includes Gregory Copenhaver (UNC, Biology), Susan Lederer (UW, Bioethics), and Eric Juengst (UNC, Bioethics), with Rebecca Walker (UNC, Bioethics) moderating. Panelists will tell us…

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Philosophy @ the Movies with Vida Yao, John Lawless, and Sam Reis-Dennis

April 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a film screening of "Tender Mercies", and philosophical discussion led by Vida Yao, John Lawless, and Sam Reis-Dennis. Dinner will be provided. This event is free and open to all!

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May 2016

Talk: Tobias Gerstenberg (MIT)

May 6, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Tobias Gerstenberg (MIT), "A counterfactual simulation model of causal judgment" How do we make causal judgments? In this talk, I will present a counterfactual simulation model (CSM) of causal judgments that unifies different philosophical views on causation. The CSM predicts that people's causal judgments are influenced by the extent to which a candidate cause made a difference to i) whether the outcome occurred, and ii) how it occurred. I will show how whether-causation and how-causation can be expressed in terms…

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Philosophy Department End of the Year Party

May 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our end of the year potluck dinner party will be held on May 6th from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at 140 W. Franklin St., in the Clubroom. Friends & family welcome - please consider bringing a dish to share! Public parking is available in the parking decks along Rosemary street. The building is elevator-equipped and accessible. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Philosophy Department Graduation Ceremony

May 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us in celebration and recognition of our class of 2016 graduates! Our ceremony will be followed by an outdoor reception (rain or shine) with light refreshments, and cake. All are welcome, and tickets are not required. For information on parking, please click here.

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Final Faculty Meeting

May 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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June 2016

InSight Speaker Series: Jeff Sebo

June 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

                      Learn more about Triad Stage, and get your tickets here!

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