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April 2022

Carolina Seminar on Philosophy, Ethics and Mental Health: “Survivor Guilt”

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

2022 April 13 Wednesday, 6:00 pm Jordan MacKenzie, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Please contact Dan Moseley, daniel_moseley@med.unc.edu, for registration information We often feel survivor guilt when the very circumstances that harm others leave us unscathed. Although survivor guilt is both commonplace and intelligible, it raises a puzzle when placed against the backdrop of the standard philosophical account of guilt, according to which guilt represents the subject as morally blameworthy. The standard account implies…

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Balter Fellowship Seminar Series

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until April 20, 2022

We would like to share information about Philosophy Reimagined, an upcoming series of events April 18-20 being organized and facilitated by the 2022 Balter Fellows, a cohort of undergraduate students interested in diversifying the field of philosophy. Our Fellows have organized a three-part seminar series, which undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are all welcome to attend. Feel free to join one session, or all three! Catering will be provided. Please see below for a brief description of each session. When:…

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Parr|Bioethics Joint Lecture Series: Hanna Pickard (Johns Hopkins)

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
TBD

Toward a Better Understanding of Craving in Addiction: Philosophy, Science, Ethics   More information here.

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Balter Fellowship Seminar Series

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until April 20, 2022

We would like to share information about Philosophy Reimagined, an upcoming series of events April 18-20 being organized and facilitated by the 2022 Balter Fellows, a cohort of undergraduate students interested in diversifying the field of philosophy. Our Fellows have organized a three-part seminar series, which undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are all welcome to attend. Feel free to join one session, or all three! Catering will be provided. Please see below for a brief description of each session. When:…

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Balter Fellowship Seminar Series

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until April 20, 2022

We would like to share information about Philosophy Reimagined, an upcoming series of events April 18-20 being organized and facilitated by the 2022 Balter Fellows, a cohort of undergraduate students interested in diversifying the field of philosophy. Our Fellows have organized a three-part seminar series, which undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are all welcome to attend. Feel free to join one session, or all three! Catering will be provided. Please see below for a brief description of each session. When:…

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Speaker Series: Tyler Burge (UCLA)

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title:  A Map of Lower Representational Mind Abstract: Lower Representational Mind is roughly the system of mental capacities that are less complex, less sophisticated, and more widespread in the animal kingdom, than propositional attitudes.  Lower representational mind centers in perception.  I begin by discussing, the border between perception and non-perceptual, non-representational sensing.  Then I discuss some basic facts about perception–its iconic or map-like character and its representing at various levels of abstraction.  I also touch on what is known about…

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PPE Speaker Series: “What Should We Do?” with Peter Levine

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

Event Description: People who want to improve the world must ask the fundamental civic question: “What should we do?” Although their specific challenges and topics are enormously diverse, they often encounter problems of collective action (how to get many individuals to act in concert), of discourse (how to talk and think well about contentious matters) and of exclusion. To get things done, they must form or join and sustain functional groups, and through them, develop skills and virtues that help…

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2nd Annual UNC Philosophy and Psychiatry Conference

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2nd Annual UNC Philosophy and Psychiatry Conference will be April 30th from 9:00-5:00pm EST. The theme for this year is “The Future of Human Nature: Transhumanism, Dehumanization and Virtual Worlds.” The confirmed speakers for the event are: Professor David Chalmers (NYU, Department of Philosophy) is presenting “Virtual Worlds and the Human Mind” which draws from his latest work Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy (Norton 2022) Professor Susan Levin (Smith College, Department of Philosophy) is presenting “Posthumanity is a Misnomer: Transhumanists’ View of…

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May 2022

Professional Development Program: Philosophical Dialogue and Reflective Practice for Juvenile Education Services

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Philosophical Dialogue and Reflective Practice for Juvenile Education Services May 2nd, 10 am - 6 pm This professional development program will introduce participants to philosophical frameworks, concepts, and methods that can inform Juvenile Justice education efforts, especially as those efforts concern critical thinking and ethical reflection. This inaugural program is being hosted in partnership with North Carolina Department of Public Safety's Juvenile Education Services and Cabarrus Youth Development Center. It has been made possible by the support of UNC’s Humanities for the…

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PPE Society’s Author Meets Critics: Matthew Kramer’s Freedom of Expression as Self-Restraint

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

  Registration: https://unc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KsqVTTlfSBy5Al0JbspHmg Event Abstract: In Freedom of Expression as Self-Restraint, Matthew Kramer rigorously expounds the principle of freedom of expression and provides a novel justificatory foundation for it. Under that principle, a system of governance in any society can legitimately prohibit various modes of communication but cannot ever legitimately prohibit them qua modes of communication. As the book argues, such a principle is absolute in that it is exceptionless; it imposes general duties that are binding always and everywhere…

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