Wall Street Journal on the Value of a Liberal Arts Degree

December 29, 2016

“Looking back at the tech teams that I’ve built at my companies, it’s evident that individuals with liberal arts degrees are by far the sharpest, best­-performing software developers and technology leaders. Often these modern techies have degrees in philosophy, history, … Continued

PPE Student wins Schwarzman Scholarship

December 20, 2016

Jialing (LingLing) Jiang, a PPE Minor, with Majors in Philosophy and Economics, has been named a Scharzman Scholar.   She will be studying public policy, economics and business, or international studies at China’s prestigious Tsinghua University.

Fall Reading Groups

August 22, 2016

We are offering three four reading groups this Fall: Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, Danielle Allen’s Education and Equality, Hamilton, Madison, and Jay’s The Federalist Papers, and John Stuart Mill’s Moral and Political Philosophy.  The groups will meet over … Continued

Undergraduate Weekend Seminars

July 2, 2016

The PPE Program will be running two intensive one day seminars in 2016-17, one in the Fall on “Toleration in a Free Society” on October 8, 2016 led by Jonathan Anomaly, and one in the Spring on “Constitutional Change,” on … Continued

PPE Videos

July 2, 2016

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.

PPE Undergraduate Colloquium

February 24, 2016

Every year the Duke/UNC PPE program brings together about 20 outstanding PPE students from across the country to discuss a core topic with moral, economic, and political dimensions.  Past topics have included Crime and Punishment, Equality, and Libertarian Paternalism.  This … Continued

Two Weekend Seminars in the Spring

February 10, 2016

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

January 17, 2016

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 … Continued