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May 2021

Spring 2021 Departmental Commencement Ceremony

May 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The UNC Philosophy department's 2021 Spring Commencement Ceremony will be held virtually this year to ensure adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols. All Spring and Summer 2021 graduates with a BA, MA, or PhD in Philosophy are eligible to be recognized in this ceremony. Spring graduates should be contacted directly by department event coordinator, Jordan Lifer, to be invited to the ceremony. If you are a Summer 2021 graduate and would like to be recognized at this ceremony, please email Jordan…

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UNC Philosophy & Psychiatry Research Group meeting

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Well-being and the Importance of Unconscious Goals," featuring Valerie Tiberius, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)   Email Dan Moseley (email listed below) to receive the Zoom link!

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August 2021

Speaker Series: Grace Helton (Princeton)

August 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Does the Aim of Philosophy Require Convergence? Is there an external world? What is good? Do we act freely? Philosophers famously diverge in the answers they give to these and other questions. It is sometimes suggested that a lack of convergence on these questions suggests that philosophy is not progressing at all, is not progressing fast enough, or is not progressing as fast as other disciplines, such as the natural sciences. Call the view that ideal philosophical progress is marked…

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Chapel Hill PPE Workshop

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

An intensive one-day workshop for faculty and graduate students on papers in progress by our PPE Research Assistant Professors:   10:00 – 10:30 RISE Biscuits, Coffee, Polite Conversation in Caldwell Hall All sessions will be in Caldwell 213 10:30 – 11:50 Kirun Sankaran, “Incentive Compatibility as a Political Value in Adam Smith” 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch in Caldwell Hall provided by Vimala’s Curryblossom Café 1:00 – 2:20 Lucy Schwarz, “Nonnaturalism, Robust Normativity, and Metaphors” 2:30 – 3:50 Erik Zhang, “Risk and…

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PPE General Information Meeting

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Want to understand the complex world in which we live? Consider UNC’s five-course minor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics that lets you satisfy Gen. Ed. requirements with an assortment of courses that together add up to more than the sum of their parts. The PPE Program also sponsors a robust range of extracurricular events, open to all, including: semester-long reading groups salons that focus on a singular, contemporary topic intensive topical weekend seminars (e.g. on poverty, the opioid crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic) a suite of…

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Parr Heel Interest Meeting!

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Parr Center for Ethics will host a hybrid (in-person and virtual) interest meeting about our undergraduate programs. Students can join us in Caldwell 105 and on zoom (go.unc.edu/sally) for this event. Additionally, we will record the event and post the recording on our website for those who cannot attend. Apply to be an Ethics Recruit! Apply to be an Ethics Fellow! Learn about the Ethics Scholar program! We will strictly follow the latest edition of UNC's Community Standards and require all attendees to…

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Meet the Parr Heels

August 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come to this event to learn about our programs and to speak with current Ethics Fellows about their experiences in the program. This is a student-led event for UNC undergraduates interested in joining the Parr Center for Ethics! The Parr Center for Ethics The Parr Center for Ethics is proud to have served as the public face of UNC’s commitment to ethics and as Carolina’s focal point for inquiry into and discussion of ethical questions since 2004. The mission of the Parr…

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PPE Affiliated Graduate Student Interest Meeting

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tru

If you are a graduate student interested in becoming affiliated with UNC’s  PPE program, join us for a casual meet and greet/information session at Tru. We will meet in the lobby of Caldwell Hall at 6:00 and walk down together. Our Affiliated Graduate Students form a thoughtful community on campus that hosts events, brings in speakers, shares research, and works on a variety of projects related to PPE. Read more about our current PPE Affiliated Graduate Students here: https://ppe.unc.edu/graduate-students/ Please…

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September 2021

The Carolina Seminar on Philosophy, Ethics, and Mental Health

September 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The UNC Philosophy & Psychiatry Research Group (PPRG) is hosting a series of events this semester with the support of Carolina Seminars, the UNC Center for Bioethics and the Departments of Philosophy & Psychiatry. The inaugural Carolina Seminar on Philosophy, Ethics and Mental Health will be next Wednesday, September 8 from 6:30-8:00pm. These events are free and open to the public, but registration is required.  Professor Christian Miller (Wake Forest) will speak with us about his current philosophical and psychological…

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Philosophy in 15 Minutes

September 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get to know the UNC Philosophy department through a series of short presentations on intriguing Philosophical ideas and introductions to extracurricular programs! Refreshments will be provided afterwards. PROGRAM: Welcome and Introduction: Matt Kotzen | Department Chair 15 Minute Presentation: Daniel Muñoz | Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Core Faculty in PPE Parr Center Fellowship: Jennifer Judd, Hayden Graham | Undergraduate Students 15 Minute Presentation: Sara Copic | Graduate Student 15 Minute Presentation: Michael Vazquez | Teaching Assistant Professor, Director of Outreach…

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