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August 2016

Value Theory Workshop

August 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Caldwell Hall 213,
240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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An intensive one day workshop on papers in progress by Amy Berg, Brookes Brown, Yoaav Isaacs, Jeff Sebo, and Steve Swartzer.  Information, including the schedule, and a registration form, are available HERE.

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Parr Center Presents: Donald Marquis (University of Kansas)

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Donald Marquis (University of Kansas) will present at the UNC Bioethics Faculty Seminar, co-sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics and the UNC Center for Bioethics. Don Marquis is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Kansas. His area of specialization is ethics, in particular, bioethics. He has published on the subjects of abortion ethics, the definition of death, medical research ethics, and the ethics of adultery. THE “CADAVER” ORGAN DONATION PROBLEM Organ transplantation is typically a life-saving procedure.…

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September 2016

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

September 1 @ 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! Doors open at 6:30 pm, presentations begin at 7:00. This event is free and open to all students!

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Ethics Around the Table with Terrence Holt

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for an Ethics Around the Table with Terrence Holt. Dr. Holt holds PhD and MA degrees in English and the MFA in creative writing, all from Cornell University.  He earned his MD from the University of North Carolina, where he also completed residency training in internal medicine and geriatrics.  Before medical school, he was an assistant professor of English at Rutgers University, writer in residence at Swarthmore College, and for two years a resident fellow at the Fine…

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Kwame Anthony Appiah, “Ethics Among the Humanities”

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join the Office of the Chancellor and the Parr Center for Ethics for the inaugural Chancellor's Lecture in Ethics: "Ethics among the Humanities" with Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy and Law, NYU, and author of "The Ethicist" column in the New York Times. Thursday, September 15, 5:30 p.m., in the Kenan Theater at the Center for Dramatic Art. This event is free & open to all - no ticket required.  “Ethics Among the Humanities” Immanuel Kant wanted philosophy…

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Lunch Seminar with Kwame Anthony Appiah

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch Seminar with Kwame Anthony Appiah: "The Politics of Identity" Please join New York Times columnist ("The Ethicist") and NYU Professor of Philosophy and Law Kwame Anthony Appiah to discuss his article "The Politics of Identity." Participants are asked to read this piece in advance; the session will be devoted to a wide-ranging discussion of the topic focused on this article. Lunch will be provided; advance registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Friday, September 16th at 12:00 p.m. in…

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PPE Talk: Dan Ariely

September 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

“(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies.” Dan Ariely given several TED Talks, with over 8 million views, including Are We In Control Of Our Own Decisions? and Our Buggy Moral Code. Dr. Ariely has also written several books, including Irrationally Yours and The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty. The James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, Ariely received an M.A. and a Ph.D. from UNC’s Cognitive Psychology Program (1994 and 1996, respectively) and earned a second doctorate…

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First Amendment Day

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Parr Center Islamophobia Forum: Unpacking the Sources of Anti-Muslim Fear and Hostility

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join the Parr Center for Ethics for a discussion of the multiple causes and effects of anti-Muslim fear and hostility in the United States. Our panel will include Juliane Hammer, Charles Kurzman, Timothy Marr, and Melody Moezzi, with Joseph Kennedy moderating. Instead of giving separate talks, our panelists will have a wide-ranging discussion on the issue. We will then open the floor for audience participation as well. This event is free and open to the public.

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October 2016

Ethics Around the Table with Maggie Cao

October 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for an Ethics Around the Table session with Maggie Cao, a scholar of American art and material culture. She received her doctorate in art history from Harvard University in 2014 and did postdoctoral work at Columbia University’s Society of Fellows before coming to UNC in 2016. Her work focuses on the intersections of art with histories of technology, natural science, and economics. She has also written on media theory, material culture, and ecocriticism. Her first book, forthcoming from…

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