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March 2017

National PPE Undergraduate Colloquium

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - March 26 @ 3:00 pm

This is an invitational colloquium that brings some of the best PPE Undergraduates from around the country to Chapel Hill for two days of intensive discussion of material that has been read in advance. This year's topic is Equality.  We will read the following papers for the colloquium: 1. Herb Gintis and Sam Bowles, "The Inheritance of Inequality" 2. David Schmidtz, "Equal Shares and Equal Respect" 3. Elizabeth Anderson, "Relational Equality" 4. Jerry Gaus, "The Egalitarian Species"

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Talk: Peter Railton

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Caldwell 105, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 27599
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“Well-Being and Global Climate Change” Peter Railton is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Psychological research on human happiness has developed a vast literature on what is called subjective well-being, which is a measure that combines positive feelings and a sense of how well one’s life is going. This research spans many decades, making it possible to trace the evolution of measures of subjective well-being, and also reaches to countries around the world. The research has…

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April 2017

PPE Undergraduate Seminar: Ideal and Non-Ideal Political Theory

April 15 @ 9:30 am - 7:30 pm

This is an intensive one day seminar for undergraduates, led by Professor Amy Berg, on Ideal and Non-Ideal Political Theory on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Information is available HERE.

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