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November 2017

Philosophy Café

November 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mystery Brewing Public House, 230 S Nash St, Hillsborough, NC 27278 + Google Map

Philosophy Café is back at Mystery Brewing Public House! Philosophy Cafés are intended to be a philosophical discussion among non-academics. As such, people of all ages and education levels are warmly welcome!  This Week's Topic: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility? On the Challenges of Superhero Ethics Should you save that family teetering off the edge of the bridge and let the villain get away? Are superheroes morally responsible for the innocents they harm in their epic battles with evil?…

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Philosophy Cafe

November 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mystery Brewing Public House, 230 S Nash St, Hillsborough, NC 27278 + Google Map

Rob Willison will be leading a discussion about the meaning of life! In the mid-1960s, Nina Simone had a conflict with her husband and manager, Andrew Stroud, over the course of her musical career. As their daughter Lisa described the difference: “My father had a strategic plan in terms of how mom’s career was going to go. He wanted her to be able to win all the awards and to become the huge star that he knew she could be…But she…

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January 2018

North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl

January 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Saturday, January 20th, high school students from across North Carolina will travel to UNC to participate in a state-wide Ethics Bowl competition, hosted by the Parr Center for Ethics. If you are interested in volunteering as a judge, moderator, or room staff, please contact our Ethics Bowl Director, Dominique Dery, at dominique.dery@unc.edu.      

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February 2018

Ethics in Fiction

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ethics in Fiction: Sam Graham-Felsen in Conversation with Danielle Christmas Fiction writers build new, but never wholly independent, worlds. Readers journey from the real world to the imaginary and return, changed. What, if anything, do the authors of these new worlds owe to their readers, to themselves, to the people and experiences they draw on in their work, to their art itself? Do writers of fiction have an obligation to be honest, in some sense, and, if so, what sense…

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Speaker Series: Kate Manne (Cornell)

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Caldwell Hall 213, 240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Kate Manne is an assistant professor of the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University, where she's been teaching since 2013. Before that, she was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2011 to 2013. Kate Manne did her graduate work at MIT from 2006 to 2011, with the generous support of a General Sir John Monash scholarship. She was an undergraduate at the University of Melbourne (her hometown), where she studied philosophy, logic, and computer science.

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PPE Talk: Richard Reeves

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Richard V. Reeves will present a talk based on his recent book “Dream Hoarders? Enduring Inequality and the American Upper Middle Class.”   America is becoming a class-based society. It is conventional wisdom to focus on the excesses of the top 1%—especially  the top 0.01%— and how the ultra-rich are hoarding income and wealth while incomes for most other Americans are stagnant. But the more important, and widening, gap in American society is between the upper middle class—the top 20%— and…

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The Ethics of Self-Care

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Caldwell Hall 105, 240 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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We commonly consider someone virtuous if they positively impact the world around them - but do we take into account the way they treat themselves? Join us as we explore the ethical dimensions of self-care and how it may (or may not) interfere with our duties to others. Then, stay for a "Self-Care Fair” where our cosponsors will provide the ways in which they practice self-care! Our Speakers Jodi Flick: UNC School of Social Work Clinical Associate Professor Abram Milton: Psychology Intern at CAPS Terri Phoenix: Director of the LGBTQ Center Our Co-sponsors Active Minds, CAPS, Career Services, Carolina Women's Center, The Learning Center, The LGBTQ Center, One Act, Paws4People, UNC School of Social Work, Student Veterans Organization, TWLOHA, and The Writing Center.

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March 2018

Movies as Mirrors: Inside Out

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC
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Join academics from UNC’s Parr Center for Ethics in screening movies that directly address moral, social, and practical realities we face as a community. The showing of Inside Out is geared towards children and young teenagers, but also interested adults. Dr. Steven Swartzer will lead a discussion after the showing. He has a doctoral degree in philosophy, and does research on moral philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill. Through his work with the Parr Ethics Center's Outreach Program, he has experiences working…

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Answering the Call to Lead: To be the Force for Good for the State of Tennessee

March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Key to True Generosity

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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