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February 2016

Ethics Around the Table: Mike Christian

February 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a Parr Center “Ethics Around the Table” presentation: Slippery Slopes to Sleep Deprivation: Why Good People do Bad Things at Work Mike Christian’s research focuses on understanding how energy, engagement, self-control and other self-regulatory processes affect behavior at work. His work focuses on how these factors dynamically relate to unethical behavior as well as desirable work performance. He has examined: How daily fluctuations in human energy resulting from somatic pain lead to ebbs and flow in engagement…

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PPE Speaker: Gina Schouten

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Gina Schouten will present, “Liberalism, Neutrality, and the Gendered Division of Labor”. This event is free and open to all. Pizza will be provided. Abstract: Despite women’s increased labor force participation, household divisions of labor remain highly unequal. This persistent gendered division of labor is remediable by way of “gender egalitarian” political interventions such as work time regulation, subsidized dependent care provisions, and family leave initiatives. But gender egalitarian political interventions appear to constitute illegitimateexercises of coercive political power. Questions…

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PPE Undergraduate Weekend Seminar

February 27 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Caldwell Hall 213,
240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This is an intensive one day seminar on “Equality: Whether and Why It Matters” for undergraduates.  Professor Barry Maguire will be leading the discussion. 1% of US citizens have 40% of the nation’s wealth. The bottom 80% only have 7% of the nation’s wealth. One American family is as wealthy as the bottom 40% of Americans put together. Should we be concerned about this? If so, why? In this one day seminar we will ask the following more specific questions…

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March 2016

PPE Speaker: Christopher Freiman

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Christopher Freiman will present, “Should States Allow Markets in Citizenship?” Christopher Freiman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at William & Mary. Professor Freiman’s research interests include democratic theory, distributive justice, and applied ethics – for a complete bio, please visit his website. This event is free & open to all; pizza will be provided.

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Political Philosophy Workshop

March 18 @ 5:00 pm - March 19 @ 10:00 pm
Caldwell Hall 213,
240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This is a workshop to discuss work in progress.  Out of town participants include Sahar Akhtar (University of Virginia), Jason Brennan (Georgetown University), Javier Hidalgo (University of Richmond), Dan Jacobson (University of Michigan), Meena Krishnamurthy (University of Manitoba), Loren Lomasky (University of Virginia), Julia Nefsky (University of Toronto), Susanne Sreedhar (Boston University), and Steve Wall (University of Arizona).

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Ethics Around the Table: Richard Andrews

March 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a Parr Center “Ethics Around the Table” event! Richard (“Pete”) Andrews is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Public Policy, UNC College of Arts and Sciences; also in the Department of City and Regional Planning and in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology, and the Carolina Institute for the Environment. From 2004 to 2009 he held the first Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Professorship in Public Policy. Lunch will be provided,…

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Hip Hop & Social Justice

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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PPE Talk: Jessica Flanigan, “Freedom of Contract: A Defense”

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Jessica Flanigan is an assistant professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law, at the University of Richmond, where she teaches ethics and critical thinking. For a complete bio, please visit her website. This event is free and open to all; pizza will be provided.

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April 2016

PPE Seminar: The Morality of Markets

April 2 @ 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Caldwell Hall 213,
240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The Morality of Markets Jonathan Anomaly In this intensive one day seminar we’ll explore the moral ideals underlying socialism and capitalism, and the economic and moral consequences of socialist and market-based systems of political economy. In particular we’ll read Jerry Cohen’s defense of socialism, James Otteson’s defense of capitalism against socialism, Michael Sandel’s idea that markets corrupt our character, and Jason Brennan’s counter-argument that markets actually promote certain character virtues. The seminar will be consist of four sessions: Cohen: Why…

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Parr Center Presents: The Ethics of Humor

April 9 @ 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Parr Center Presents: Luvell Anderson and Jeff Sebo on The Ethics of Humor   This talk is part of the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Humor Conference, which is free and open to all, however advance registration is required. To register for this talk and other events at the conference, please click here.

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