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September 2015

PPE Talk: Harry Brighouse

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Harry Brighouse is a Professor of Philosophy and Affiliate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. To see a complete bio, please visit his website. This event is free and open to all; pizza will be provided.

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PPE Undergraduate Weekend Seminar

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 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. There will be four sessions: What is Equality of Opportunity? What is Equality of Status? Does Equality matter for its own sake, or instrumentally? What is the relationship between Equality and Liberty?  Is distributive justice an illusion? Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, will be provided. Registration in advance required.  Space is limited.  If interested, please contact Professor…

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October 2015

PPE Talk: Jerry Gaus, “Why Liberal Politics Can’t be Insulated from Religion”

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

Jerry Gaus’s main area of work is on public reason and diversity. His most recent book is The Order of Public Reason published by Cambridge, in which he analyzes the moral framework that supports relations of responsibility. For a complete bio, please visit his website. This talk is free and open to all; pizza will be provided.

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PPE: Public Choice Seminar

October 24 @ 9:00 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 seminar for undergraduate students. Funding for this event is provided by the Institute for Humane Studies through a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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Chapel Hill Metaethics Workshop

October 30 @ 12:00 am - November 1 @ 12:00 am

The first annual “CHillMeta” will be held at UNC on October 30 – November 1, 2015.  Please see the conference website for complete workshop information.

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November 2015

PPE Talk: Kate Manne

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Kate Manne is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Cornell University. To see a complete bio, please visit her website. This event is free and open to all; pizza will be provided.

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PPE Talk: Erik Angner

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Erik Angner is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Economics, and Public Policy at George Mason University. For a complete bio, please visit his website. This event is free and open to all; pizza will be provided.

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December 2015

PPE Talk: Gene Nichol

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Gene Nichol is Boyd Tinsley distinguished professor of law and Director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina. From 2005-2008, he was president of the College of William and Mary. Nichol was Burton Craige professor and dean of the law school at UNC (1999-2005); law dean at the University of Colorado (1988-1995); and Cutler professor and director of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Institute (1985-1988). To read a complete bio, please visit…

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March 2016

PPE Talk: Christopher Freiman

March 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Christopher Freiman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at William & Mary. Professor Freiman’s research interests include democratic theory, distributive justice, and applied ethics – to see his 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, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - March 19, 2016 @ 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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