PPE Videos

Professors Anomaly and Sayre-McCord have some PPE-related videos are available on WiPhi Open Access Philosophy. Anomaly’s “What Are Public Goods?,” “Collective Action Problems,” and “Can Greed Be Rational?” are available here and Sayre-McCord’s “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” is available here.

Two Weekend Seminars in the Spring

The PPE Program will be running two intensive one day seminars in the Spring, one on “Equality: Whether and Why It Matters” on February 27th, and the other on “The Morality of Markets” on April 2nd.

Spring Reading Groups

We are offering three reading groups this Spring: “Banerjee and Duflo’s Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Poverty“; “Emotions in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics”; and “Yoram Hazony’s The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture.” The groups will meet over dinner (at Gourmet Kingdom in Carrboro).  The readings will be provided and the cost of dinner will be covered. Space limited.

For details, go HERE.

Take a Prof to Lunch

Would you like to have food and conversation with one of your PPE professors, on the PPE Program’s tab?

You and one or two friends can invite a PPE faculty member or grad student to lunch anywhere within walking distance (e.g. Lenoir, Franklin Street) and UNC’s PPE Program will cover the bill, up to $10 per person.

To sign up, send an email to the Jonny Anomaly (anomaly@email.unc.edu) with the names of the professor and the two or three students doing the inviting.  He’ll let you know the (minimal) procedures.

Two Weekend Seminars in the Fall

The PPE Program, in collaboration with the Institute for Humane Studies, will be running two intensive one day seminars in the Fall, one on “Equality: Whether and Why It Matters” on Sept. 26th, and the other on “Public Choice and Government Failure” on October 24th.

Fall Reading Groups

We are offering three reading groups this Fall: “Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are divided by Politics and Religion,” “Sally Haslanger’s Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique” and “Human Rights and International Law.”  The groups will meet over dinner (at Gourmet Kingdom in Carrboro).  The readings will be provided and the cost of dinner will be covered.

For details, go HERE.

New Faculty

We are delighted to welcome Brookes Brown and David Frank as new faculty in the PPE Program.