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November 2020

Practice Job Talk: Alex Campbell

November 20, 2020 @ 3:35 pm - 5:35 pm

This event will be held via Zoom.

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January 2021

Philosophy and Psychiatry Research Group Meeting

January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The next meeting of The UNC Philosophy and Psychiatry Research Group will be Wednesday, January 13, 2021. We’re so pleased that Dr. Chandra Sripada MD, PhD, Associate Professor in the Departments of Philosophy and Psychiatry at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is joining us to discuss his recent paper, “The Atoms of Self-Control” (Noûs, 2020). We’ll meet on Zoom from 6:00-7:30PM. If you would like to attend the meeting, please e-mail the meeting organizer, Dan Moseley (email listed below).…

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Publishing in Philosophy Workshop

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hosted by Geoff Sayre-McCord and Mariska Leunissen. This workshop is for graduate students. Please register here in order to receive the Zoom link.

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PPE General Information Meeting

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Date: January 26, 2021, 6:00pm ET Via Zoom (registration required) If you think you might be interested in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Minor or you think you might just be interested in learning about our programming, please come to this informational meeting! Click here to register on the PPE website.

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PPE Salon: Should Google and Facebook Be Broken Up?

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Is Big Tech too big?  Do companies like Facebook and Google have too much power?  Do they stifle competition?  The Federal government and many states sued each company, arguing that consumers would be better served if Facebook and Google were broken up. Join this PPE salon, led by Professor Jeff Spinner-Halev, to discuss the anti-trust issues at stake in these lawsuits.To prepare for this salon, please listen to the following two short podcasts, links below. Google podcast; Facebook podcast This salon is open…

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February 2021

Parr Center Presents: Jill Fisher

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“Your Health is Your Wealth”: The Role of Race and Social Inequality in Healthy Individuals’ Participation in Phase I Trials Abstract: Phase I clinical trials test the safety and tolerability of new pharmaceuticals and typically pay healthy people to enroll as research participants. In addition to the risks of taking investigational drugs, healthy volunteers are confined—and often literally locked in—to residential research facilities for some portion of the clinical trial. Although participants are often assumed to be young, white college…

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PPE Salon: Do Borders Serve Any Morally Defensible Purpose?

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Immigration policy has been the focus on increasingly heated debates in the U.S. the past few years. Policymakers face difficult questions regarding the treatment of Central American migrants at the southern border, whether to provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently residing in the country, as well as whether to create a “merit-based” immigration system. A fundamental question underlying these issues is whether legitimate states have a moral right to control their borders. In this PPE salon, led…

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PPE in a Time of Pandemic: Labor, Exploitation, and the Future of Work

February 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

with Joshua Cohen (UC Berkeley and Apple University), and Matt Zwolinski (University of San Diego) via Zoom Event Description: In March 2020, the landscape of work was transformed for most American workers. Many people lost their jobs. Others were furloughed, or had their benefits reduced. Those who stayed in the workplace were asked to work under new constraints and in a new landscape of risk. Those who had their work move online were required, at the same time, to learn to navigate new…

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UNC Philosophy & Psychiatry Research Group meeting

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The next Philosophy & Psychiatry Research Group meeting is on February 24th at 6pm and will focus on Ethical Issues in Telepsychiatry. The reading can be found at https://philosophyandpsychiatry.org/blog. Please contact Daniel Moseley (email listed below) to receive the Zoom meeting information.

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PPE in a Time of Pandemic: Gender, Labor, and the Pandemic

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

With Judy Fudge (McMaster University) and Gina Schouten (Harvard University) Click here to register on the PPE website to receive the Zoom link. Event Description: Many research groups and news outlets have warned that the pandemic is having an unequal economic effect on women and men. Studies are still underway, but some of the initial data is striking: for example, four times as many women dropped out of the US labor force in September 2020 as men. Reasons cited include a reduced availability…

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