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February 2015

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

February 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Philosophy in 15 Minutes Do you like thinking about Big Ideas (about justice, fate, God, knowledge, morality, mind, causation, space and time)? Join us for an evening of food and drink, and fifteen minutes of Philosophy with faculty members Doug MacLean, Mariska Leunissen, and Bill Lycan. Come for the food… stay for the Philosophy! February 4, 2015  7:00 p.m.  Gerrard Hall  This event is free and open to all students! View past Philosophy in 15 Minutes presentations.

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September 2015

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

September 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at Gerrard Hall for an evening of food, drink, and philosophy! Professors Jim Lesher, Gillian Russell, and Russ Shafer-Landau will each present a short, fifteen minute talk that you won't want to miss! This event is free and open to all students.  

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March 2016

Hip Hop and Social Justice

March 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hip Hop and Social Justice Please join the Parr Center for Ethics and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities for a panel on hip hop and social justice, featuring performances as well as discussion from three outstanding local artists. Our panel will include shirlette ammons (poet, musician, author), Pierce Freelon (musician, educator, activist), and Josh Rowsey aka (J)Rowdy (poet, musician), with Professor Perry Hall (UNC, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies) moderating. We will begin with an hour of…

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September 2016

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

September 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of food and drink, and “15 Minutes of Philosophy“ with presentations by Alan Nelson, Lindsay Brainard, and Geoffrey Sayre-McCord. Come for the food… stay for the Philosophy! The evening will be catered with a buffet from Mediterranean Deli. Doors open at 6:30, presentations begin at 7:00 pm. This event is free and open to all students! View the Philosophy in 15 Minutes flyer

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January 2017

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

January 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of food and drink, and 15 minutes of Philosophy with Alex Worsnip, Jordan McKenzie, and Thomas Hofweber.  The food is provided by Whole Foods. This event is free and open to all - we hope to see you there!

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September 2017

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

September 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at Gerrard Hall for an evening of food and drink, and "15 Minutes of Philosophy" with Markus Kohl, Laurie Paul and Tamara Fakhoury! Student presenters participating in the program are Gentry Fitch (Lesher Fund/PPE abroad), Shelby Soutter (Philosophy Club), and Tate Overbey (Phi Sigma Tau). This is always a wonderful evening, and lots of fun for all in attendance. Refreshments are free, and all are welcome - please join us! View & download the flyer  

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January 2018

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

January 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at Gerrard Hall for an evening of food and drink, and “15 Minutes of Philosophy” with Carla Merino-Rajme, Luc Bovens, and Kyle Driggers. This is always a wonderful evening, and lots of fun for all in attendance. Refreshments are free, and all are welcome – please join us!

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August 2018

PPE Talk: Stephen Dubner

August 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

"PPE: A Freakonomics Perspective" Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He is best-known as co-author of the New York Times bestselling Freakonomics series. They have sold more than 7 million copies in more than 40 countries. Dubner is also the host of the podcast Freakonomics Radio, which gets 8 million downloads a month. Freakonomics, published in 2005, was an instant international bestseller and cultural phenomenon. Hailed by critics and readers alike, it still appears regularly on The New York Times bestseller…

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October 2018

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

October 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Do you like thinking about Big Ideas (about justice, fate, God, knowledge, morality, mind, causation, space and time)? Come for the food… stay for the Philosophy! With presentations by: Mariska Leunissen Chris Blake-Turner Sarah Stroud Elizabeth Beckman: Lesher Fund Nathaniel Putsis: Phi Sigma Tau Seamus Holland and Ying He: Parr Center Fellows This event is free and open to all students. Gerrard Hall Monday, October 8, 2018 7:00 p.m.

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February 2019

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

February 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Do you like thinking about Big Ideas (about justice, fate, God, knowledge, morality, mind, causation, space and time)? Join us for an evening reception with short, fifteen minute presentations by Philosophy faculty. Come for the food… stay for the Philosophy! This event is free and open to all students.

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September 2019

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Do you like thinking about Big Ideas (about justice, fate, God, knowledge, morality, mind, causation, space and time)? Come for the food… stay for the Philosophy! This event is free and open to all students. Gerrard Hall, 7:00 p.m.

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January 2020

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

January 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Do you enjoy pondering life's "Big Ideas" (ex: justice, fate, God, knowledge, morality, mind, causation, space and time)? Come for the food…stay for the Philosophy! Featuring: Tom Dougherty, Min Tang, Alan Nelson, and more. This event is free and open to all students. Gerrard Hall, 7:00 p.m.

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September 2021

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

September 10, 2021 @ 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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