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Lecture: The Good, the Bad, and the Dirty

How emotions shape our moral and political beliefs A lecture by Nannerl Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor David Pizarro (Cornell University). In recent years a great deal of psychological research has highlighted the powerful role emotions play in shaping our attitudes … Continued

National High School Ethics Bowl

The second annual National High School Ethics Bowl will take place on April 4 & 5, 2014. Top teams from high schools around the country will travel to UNC-Chapel Hill to compete in the National Championship. Proudly hosted at the … Continued

PPE Talk: Phillip Pettit

Professor Pettit, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University, works broadly in political theory and philosophy.  His books include The Common Mind (OUP 1996), Republicanism (OUP 1997), A Theory of Freedom(OUP 2001), Rules, … Continued

PPE Lecture: “Where is Democracy Heading?”

Professor Carole Pateman from UCLA, will be giving a talk — “Where is Democracy Heading?” —  on Monday, April 28th, at 4:30 pm, in Hamilton 355. Professor Pateman’s publications include Participation and Democratic Theory (1970), The Problem of Political Obligation … Continued

Advance care planning Is it all it’s cracked up to be?

This session with Professor Shepherd, whose writing and teaching have illuminated many of the quandaries that present around decision making for patients with serious illness. Advance directives are typically viewed as conducive to better conversations about care in this context … Continued

Department of Philosophy Commencement Ceremony

The philosophy department cordially invites our graduates and their families for a ceremony at 12:00 p.m. in Howell hall, followed by an outdoor reception in the courtyard.

Research Ethics Grand Rounds

Difficult research ethics cases from the NIH Clinical Center and their implications for policy presented by Douglas MacKay, PhD  More information about this event...