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Ethics of Humor
June 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
featuring Jeff Sebo, Research Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Associate Director, Parr Center for Ethics
Comedy is deeply connected with many of our best and worst tendencies. What makes comedy such a powerful force for good and evil, and how should we think about the ethics of offensive humor? In this discussion, we will consider what makes funny things funny, the positive moral value of comedy, the negative moral value of comedy, and how to tell whether or not a particular joke has “crossed the line” and why.
All Flyleaf Summer Series events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.
Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.
Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)