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April 2021

The 2021 Adams Symposium: “What Should the Work Ethic Mean for Us Today? Reflections on Contemporary Capitalism” with Elizabeth Anderson

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - April 17 @ 11:00 am

  The fourth symposium in honor of distinguished UNC philosopher Maynard Adams (1919-2003) will feature keynote speaker Elizabeth Anderson, the John Dewey Distinguished University Professor, John Rawls Collegiate Professor, and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Michigan. Professor Anderson’s writings explore how people can improve their value judgments and how emotions contribute to knowledge and democratic debates. She is also interested in the ethical components of economic activities and the nature of workplace hierarchies. She…

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PPE Spring Author Series: Miranda Fricker: Testimonial Injustice

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

When Anita Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991 that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her while he was her supervisor, many doubted her credibility. Nearly three decades later, Christine Blasey Ford’s veracity was questioned when she alleged that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her while they were both in high school. Is it unjust that Hill and Ford were not more readily believed? More generally, is it unjust when the testimony…

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