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March 2023

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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National Undergraduate PPE Colloquium 2023

March 24 - March 25

  This is an invitational colloquium that brings some of the best PPE undergraduates from around the country to Chapel Hill for two days of intensive discussion of material that has been read in advance. Schedule below is in-progress. FRIDAY March 24 Lunches and all sessions will take place in Caldwell 213. 12:30 – 1:30 Lunch 1:30 – 1:45 Introductions, rules, ambitions Geoff Sayre-McCord) 1:45 – 2:30 Introductions 2:30 – 3:45 Discussion 1 – Alex Rosenberg, discussion leader Giulia Napolitano 3:45 – 4:15 Coffee break…

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April 2023

PPE Speaker Series: “Why is Manipulation Wrong?” with Massimo Renzo

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Abstract: The notion of manipulation is increasingly invoked in relation to pressing issues discussed in the news and in public discourse. Consider, for example, the heated debates on how propaganda and misinformation have been recently used to lead people to question the results of democratic elections. Or the (more sober) discussions of whether governments are permitted to “nudge” their citizens toward beneficial behaviour in ways that seem to bypass their capacity to choose. Running through these debates is the idea…

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PPE Speaker Series: Quinn White

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Details forthcoming.

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PPE Speaker Series: Adam Oliver

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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PPE Speaker Series: Jessica Flanigan

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Details forthcoming.

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