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Does Philosophy Make Students Better Thinkers?

February 6, 2024

  The American Philosophical Association has awarded a team from the Parr Center a small grant to research the impact of philosophy education on college students’ intellectual traits. The project is led by Dr. Michael Prinzing, Parr Center Consulting Research … Read more

NCHSEB 2024 Event Recap

February 5, 2024

On January 27, the Parr Center was proud to host the 2024 North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl. The event brought together 23 teams of students from all across our state to discuss tough ethical issues and questions. After a … Read more

Chapel Phil Podcast Drops New Episodes & Submits to NPR

January 9, 2024

In the first week of 2024, the Parr Center’s student-run philosophy podcast, Chapel Phil, released three episodes. Chapel Phil is one of seven 2023-24 Parr Heel Ethics Scholars year-long team projects, known as “pods.” The Chapel Phil pod is comprised … Read more

Faculty Fellow Rebecca Walker on Animal Ethics

December 14, 2023

Noel King, host of Vox’s Today, Explained podcast, interviews our Faculty Fellow and UNC Philosophy Professor Rebecca Walker for their December 13, 2023 episode, “Long live your dog.” The episode tackles the question of, should pet owners extend their dog’s … Read more

Richardson on Workplace Dialogue and Disagreement

November 1, 2023

In “Navigating Fundamental Differences in Values” from Conflict Managed, our own NHSEB Director, Dr. Alex Richardson speaks with former Ethics Bowl Organizer, Merry Brown, about the nature and value of dialogue and disagreement in workplaces. For the workplace context, Alex … Read more

The Center Welcomes Emily Krumberger

October 23, 2023

We’re excited to welcome Emily Krumberger to our team as the new Administrative and Communications Coordinator for the Parr Center for Ethics. Emily (she/they) is an audio producer, educator, and creative who has a background in community media, youth work, … Read more

Center Partners with APPE for New Ethics Bowl Study

September 29, 2023

The Parr Center for Ethics and the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics are excited to announce the first-ever study on the impact of the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. The study, to be administered this Fall, will consider the development of … Read more

A Message on Recent Events at Carolina

August 29, 2023

Dear Parr Heels and Graduate Fellows,    We hope this finds you safe and doing as well as possible in the midst of an extremely difficult situation. We’re all still reeling from yesterday’s violent events on campus, and struggling to … Read more