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September 2019

Philosophy in 15 Minutes

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Do you like thinking about Big Ideas (about justice, fate, God, knowledge, morality, mind, causation, space and time)? Come for the food… stay for the Philosophy! This event is free and open to all students. Gerrard Hall, 7:00 p.m. 

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Ethics Around the Table: Veljko Dubljević

September 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Toy Lounge, 200 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Artificial morality: Could AI replicate the complexity of human moral decision-making? Abstract: The Agent-Deed-Consequence (ADC) model provides a promising descriptive and normative account of moral decision making, while also lending itself well to implementation in AI. The ADC model explains moral judgments by breaking them down into positive or negative intuitive evaluations of the Agent, Deed, and Consequence in any given situation. These intuitive evaluations combine to produce a positive or negative judgment of moral acceptability. For example, the overall…

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Parr | Bioethics Joint Lecture Series: Tom Murray

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Good Sport: What just about everyone gets wrong about sport, ethics, and performance-enhancing drugs Abstract: We know that athletes use drugs to enhance their performance. We know that in almost all sports using performance-enhancing drugs is forbidden. Why do athletes use them despite the prohibitions and the sanctions if they’re caught? Anyway, what’s wrong with using PEDs in the first place? If everyone was allowed to use them, wouldn’t the competitions be just as fair? Tom will answer these questions…

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October 2019

Ethics Around the Table: Cristina Richie

October 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Toy Lounge, 200 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Green Bioethics: Sustainability in Health Care Abstract: The industrialized world produces an enormous amount of carbon dioxide, which contributes to climate change and climate-change related health hazards. Health care is part of this carbon footprint, yet remains overlooked in discussions on environmental sustainability. Thus, Green Bioethics offers four principle to determine if a medical development, technique, or procedure is sustainable: distributive justice, resource conservation, simplicity, and ethical economics. The future of our world may very well depend on how effectively…

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Ethics Across the Disciplines: Tom Keith

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

How Patriarchy in the Form of Bro Culture Harms Women AND Men. Abstract: This talk will explore what Tom means by the expression ‘bro-culture’ and how patriarchy is the overarching social and political structure that guides bro culture. From there, he will discuss how bro culture harms women in many different ways. From the pay gap to actual violence against women, bro culture reinforces a gendered hierarchy where women are placed below men in positions of importance and authority. But…

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Workshop on Kant’s Practical Philosophy

October 19

Workshop on Kant's Practical Philosophy On October 19, 2019, the philosophy department will be hosting a workshop on topics in Kant's practical philosophy. Karl Ameriks (emeritus, Notre Dame), Anne-Margaret Baxley (Washington St. Louis), Stephen Engstrom (Pittsburgh) and Markus Kohl (UNC) will present and discuss their work in progress.

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Ethics Around the Table: Kim Strom-Gottfried

October 23 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Toy Lounge, 200 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Integrity Amid Adversity Competitive pressures, unrealistic workloads, efficiency mandates, pressing deadlines, and bureaucratic red tape can all turn well-meaning workplaces into environments where integrity suffers. This session, created in honor of Global Ethics Day and the 2019 theme of Ethics in Action, will address the ways to reclaim and sustain personal and organizational integrity amid challenging circumstances.   Please register for this event here.

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Parr Center Presents: Robin Jeshion

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Caldwell 105, 240 East Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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"What's Wrong with Slurs?"   Robin Jeshion is a professor at the University of Southern California who does research in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and lately, on social philosophy.  She has been the recipient of a Burkhardt Fellowship and spent a year as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

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November 2019

Parr Center Presents: Erin Kelly

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

"The Failure of Retributive Justice" The belief that people convicted of crimes deserve punishment is commonplace. Yet the punitive conception of individual responsibility commonly associated with retributive justice exaggerates the moral meaning of criminal guilt, normalizes excessive punishment, and distracts from shared responsibility for social injustice. These problems with the retributive theory become clearer once we see that the retributive theory of criminal justice neglects the importance of the relationship between the practice of punishment and the broader requirements of…

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Ethics Around the Table: Yolonda Wilson

November 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Toy Lounge, 200 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Race, Pain Management, and Epistemic Credibility Yolonda Wilson (Howard University) is a 2019-2020 fellow at the National Humanities Center and a 2019-2020 Encore Public Voices Fellow. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include bioethics, social and political philosophy, race theory, and feminist philosophy. Professor Wilson has worked as a visiting scholar in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. She believes that…

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