We are offering three reading groups this Spring on Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson; Impact: How Law Affects Behavior, by Lawrence Friedman; and on Distributive Justice: Rawls and … Continued
The UNC PPE Program is pleased to announce a new senior position. We are searching for an accomplished scholar with specialties in moral and political philosophy, who has research and teaching interests that fall at the intersection of philosophy, politics, … Continued
“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
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.
The Office for Undergraduate Research is offering Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) for the Summer of 2017. Applications are due February 27, 2017.
Thanks to a nice story in the Carolina Arts & Sciences Magazine.
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
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
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.
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