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March 2023

PPE Speaker Series: “Unhoused and Unrecognized: Thinking Through the Wrong of Homelessness” with Paul Schofield

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This event satisfies a CLE requirement. There will be pizza after, so stick around! Abstract: It is tempting to think homelessness is unjust simply because it involves a grossly inequitable distribution of resources--some have so much while others lack something so basic as a stable dwelling, and this seems unfair. I want to convince you that the wrong of homelessness consists in more than this, however. Those experiencing homelessness aren't just treated unfairly, but are denied recognition as citizens, as…

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April 2023

PPE Speaker Series: “Why is Manipulation Wrong?” with Massimo Renzo

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Abstract: The notion of manipulation is increasingly invoked in relation to pressing issues discussed in the news and in public discourse. Consider, for example, the heated debates on how propaganda and misinformation have been recently used to lead people to question the results of democratic elections. Or the (more sober) discussions of whether governments are permitted to “nudge” their citizens toward beneficial behaviour in ways that seem to bypass their capacity to choose. Running through these debates is the idea…

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PPE Speaker Series: “Forgiveness: Personal and Political” with P. Quinn White

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This talk is free and open to the public. Pizza will be provided after the talk! Abstract: What is forgiveness? And why forgive? I mean this in two ways: What reasons bear on the question of whether to offer or withhold forgiveness in a particular case? And why are we even in the business of forgiving at all—what role does it play in a life? The dominant approach to the topic is sentimentalist, seeing forgiveness as essentially involving the withdrawal…

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PPE Speaker Series: “Curtailing Freedoms to Protect Freedom” with Adam Oliver (LSE)

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Curtailing Freedoms to Protect Freedom: Regulating Against Behavioural-Informed Infringements on a Fair Exchange Abstract: Behavioural public policy is a relatively new, but already substantial, subfield of public policy. To date, paternalistic frameworks have tended to dominate this subfield, at least in terms of the rhetoric, but attempts at informing public policy with findings from behavioural science set within a liberal framework are emerging. In this presentation, I will argue for a liberal vision for the field, and yet recognise that…

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PPE Speaker Series: “Political Equality and the Gendered Division of Labor” with Jessica Flanigan

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Jess Flanigan is an Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law and the Richard L. Morrill Chair in Ethics & Democratic Values at the University of Richmond where she teaches ethics and critical thinking classes. Her work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Moral Philosophy, the Journal of Political Philosophy, and Philosophical Studies. She is also the author of Pharmaceutical Freedom and a co-author of Debating Sex Work. 

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September 2023

PPE Speaker Series: Erik Angner

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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