Welcome to the Parr Center for Ethics—The Hub for Ethical Discussion at UNC-Chapel Hill
The Parr Center for Ethics is an embodiment of the University’s commitment to ethics. Our aim is to promote ethical development by providing the necessary resources—theoretical development, empirical knowledge, and discussion opportunities—to explore and advance our understanding of ethical issues. The Center was the winner of the 2008 American Philosophical Association/Philosophy Documentation Center Award For Excellence and Innovations in Philosophy Programs.
The Parr Center for Ethics is the founding home to the National High School Ethics Bowl and sponsors the UNC-Chapel Hill Ethics Bowl team that competes in regional and national ethics bowls. Additionally, The Center hosts and co-sponsors several programs across campus such as, Bioethics at UNC Faculty Seminar (BUNC), Lunch and Learns, Research Ethics, and Community Outreach.
"We are discussing no small matter, but how we ought to live."
—Socrates, in Plato's Republic
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