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February 2018

The Misanthrope and Tartuffe by Moliére

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 6, 2018 at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Ellen Welch, Associate Professor of French "Molière understood profoundly what makes us noble, pathetic, outrageous and funny, and in his splendid comedies satirized human folly to perfection. One of the best of his plays — and one of the greatest of all comedies — is The Misanthrope, first performed in 1666. Spotlighting the absurdities of social and literary pretension, The Misanthrope shows us a man who is quick to criticize the hypocrisies, inconsistencies and faults of others, yet remains blind…

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Who Should Control Our Public Schools?

February 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Alexandra Oprea, Research Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UNC-CH Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with theUNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic costs? Join…

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March 2018

The Misanthrope and Tartuffe by Moliére

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 6, 2018 at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Ellen Welch, Associate Professor of French "Molière understood profoundly what makes us noble, pathetic, outrageous and funny, and in his splendid comedies satirized human folly to perfection. One of the best of his plays — and one of the greatest of all comedies — is The Misanthrope, first performed in 1666. Spotlighting the absurdities of social and literary pretension, The Misanthrope shows us a man who is quick to criticize the hypocrisies, inconsistencies and faults of others, yet remains blind…

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Why Climate Change is a Unique – and Uniquely Difficult – Ethical Problem

March 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Douglas MacLean, Professor of Philosophy, UNC-CH Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with the UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic costs? Join us for…

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The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig – Great Books Reading Group

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 27, 2018 at 10:00am

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featuring Tin Wegel, Teaching Associate Professor of German “Is it possible to have a realist fairy story? If so, this is it. The characters are so well realised and observed, and there are passages of such imaginative immersion, that we owe its publisher our gratitude for bringing it into English for the first time. What a treat this book is”. --The Spectator (UK) “An exhilarating ski run of poverty, joy and misery... it is the girl's ecstatic naivety and Zweig's sparkling…

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Can We Have a Market Economy and Equality?

March 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Jeff Spinner-Halev, Kenan Eminent Professor of Political Ethics, UNC-CH Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with the UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic costs?…

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The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig – Great Books Reading Group

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 27, 2018 at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Tin Wegel, Teaching Associate Professor of German “Is it possible to have a realist fairy story? If so, this is it. The characters are so well realised and observed, and there are passages of such imaginative immersion, that we owe its publisher our gratitude for bringing it into English for the first time. What a treat this book is”. --The Spectator (UK) “An exhilarating ski run of poverty, joy and misery... it is the girl's ecstatic naivety and Zweig's sparkling…

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Money for Nothing? The Ethics of a Universal Basic Income?

March 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Douglas Mackay, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, UNC-CH Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with theUNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic costs? Join…

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April 2018

The Ethics of “Nudge:” How Governments Get Us to Act Against Our Interests

April 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Luc Bovens, Professor of Philosophy, UNC-CH Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with the UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic costs? Join us…

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The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 24, 2018 at 10:00am

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featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French "When this book was first published in 1949, it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir's belief that 'One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman' switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence."—Amazon's Editorial Review “From Eve’s apple to Virginia Woolf’s room of…

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Is Privacy Worth Protecting Anymore?

April 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Anne Klinefelter, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library, UNC-CH Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with theUNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the…

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The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 24, 2018 at 10:00am

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French "When this book was first published in 1949, it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir's belief that 'One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman' switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence."—Amazon's Editorial Review “From Eve’s apple to Virginia Woolf’s room of…

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Tomorrow 3.0: Birthing, Sharing, and Killing Jobs in the Next Great Economic Revolution

April 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Michael C. Munger, Director Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program, Duke University  Part of our "Policy Matters: The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics behind Our Most Pressing Issues" Humanities in Action Series. This Spring we collaborate with theUNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program to highlight this interdisciplinary program’s faculty, who are exploring public issues in their research. For each contemporary challenge, we should ask: What is the ethical course of action? What political risks emerge in confronting it? What are the social and economic…

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