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PPE Speaker Series: Jessica Flanigan

Jessica Flanigan from the University of Richmond will give a talk on the topic “Pharmaceutical Freedom.” The talk takes place on October 17, 2018, from 4-5:30pm in 155 Goodwin Hall. The talk is tailored to appeal to both students and faculty, with plenty of time for discussion and interaction with the guest speaker. You are…

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PPE Research: Gil Hersch publishes on business ethics

Gil Hersch (PPE Postdoctoral Fellow) published an article on “The Irrelevance of Unsuccessful Traders” in the Business Ethics Journal Review 6(8): 41-46. Here is an abstract of the article: Alasdair MacIntyre argues that moral virtues are antithetical to what is required of those who trade in financial markets to succeed. MacIntyre focuses on four virtues…

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Upcoming Events

Oct
23
Tue
5:00 pm PPE Reading Group @ MJW 215
PPE Reading Group @ MJW 215
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The PPE Reading Group will meet every other week during the fall semester on Tuesday 5-7pm to read and discuss Joseph Caren’s (Toronto) “The Ethics of Immigration” (free books provided). We will enjoy free pizza...
Nov
6
Tue
5:00 pm PPE Reading Group @ MJW 215
PPE Reading Group @ MJW 215
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm
The PPE Reading Group will meet every other week during the fall semester on Tuesday 5-7pm to read and discuss Joseph Caren’s (Toronto) “The Ethics of Immigration” (free books provided). We will enjoy free pizza...
Nov
7
Wed
4:00 pm Dan Shahar @ 155 Goodwin Hall
Dan Shahar @ 155 Goodwin Hall
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Dan Shahar (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) will be discussing “Are We Morally Obligated to Restrict Our Carbon Footprints?” Price: Free Sponsor: Administration Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs Contact: Michael Moehler E-Mail:: moehler@vt.edu

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