UNC Philosophy, engaged.
We are motivated by the conviction that philosophical activity contributes to a flourishing and autonomous life by helping us to develop a sense of ourselves and the world around us through reflection on our beliefs and values. We also believe that the skills and dispositions cultivated by philosophical inquiry are integral to a flourishing civic sphere.
As a Center, we regularly partner with K-12 schools, community colleges, libraries, prisons, juvenile justice facilities, museums, professional organizations, retirement communities, and other community venues and campus units to offer philosophy and ethics programming to the public. Our volunteers include UNC undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty from the Department of Philosophy.
A compiled list of online resources to assist in teaching and learning philosophy, and public philosophical efforts more generally.
Participants, program coordinators, and educators share their experiences with the Philosophy Outreach Program.
Please contact Dr. Michael Vazquez to discuss the prospect of partnering with UNC Philosophy or the Parr Center for Ethics!
2023-2024 Outreach Fellows
Intergenerational Outreach Fellow
Read Aurora's Bio
Aurora is a fourth-year graduate student in the Philosophy Department with interests primarily in Early Modern Philosophy, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Moral Theory, and 20th century Continental Philosophy. She is charged with planning, overseeing, and helping to deliver Intergenerational Colloquia Series for older adults in the Chapel Hill area.
K-12 Schools Outreach Fellow
Read Dash's Bio
Dash is a first-year PhD student in Philosophy. As the K-12 Schools Outreach Fellow, Dash will oversee and implement a number of grant-funded programs centered on promoting ethical reflection among middle and high school students.
Undergraduate Assistant for Program Assessment & Evaluation Fellow
Read Heidi's Bio
Heidi is a junior from Raleigh, NC studying Neuroscience and Psychology with a minor in Education. As an Ethics Fellow in the EthicsEd pod, she is passionate about incorporating ethical conversations into various educational spaces. She is excited to combine her interests in psychology research and ethics outreach to assess the efficacy of Parr Center programming, both on and off campus.