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We are UNC's student-run philosophy podcast! Sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics and the Philosophy Department, we bring UNC students' and professors' ideas to life.

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We are UNC's student-run philosophy podcast! Sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics and the Philosophy Department, we bring UNC students' and professors' ideas to life.

    Let's Talk About the Board of Trustees

    Let's Talk About the Board of Trustees

    In this episode, Annette, Andy, Max, and Samad take on the heavy conversation of how the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees runs. Where do we draw the line between education and politics? Tune into this episode to hear our thoughts.

    All music used in this episode was obtained through Epidemic Sound.

    Thank you to the Parr Center for sponsoring ChapelPhil. All views and opinions discussed in this episode are our own to explore. The Parr Center for Ethics does not endorse the opinions discussed in this podcast.

    • 18 min
    Participation Grades and Attendance

    Participation Grades and Attendance

    In this episode, Brennan, Elise and Ashley talk about attendance policies and if/how they should be factored into grading. What does ethical, holistic grading look like? What really counts as participation, is it just speaking to get your points in or offering some unbelievable piece of information no one has ever thought of before? What about students with anxiety around speaking and shouldn’t the classroom be a space for everyone? Tune into our first summer episode to hear our thoughts!



    All music used in this podcast was obtained through Epidemic Sound. 



    Thank you to the Parr Center for sponsoring ChapelPhil. All views and opinions discussed in this episode are our own. The Parr Center for Ethics does not endorse the opinions discussed in this podcast. 

    • 25 min
    Artificial Intelligence in Warfare

    Artificial Intelligence in Warfare

    Who can really be held accountable for the faults of an A.I. weapon? Is it a good idea to be incorporating dangerous weapons such as drones, lethal autonomous weapons, and other forms of A.I. into war? 

    In this episode, Andy, Annette, Samad, and Max are back to talk about some of the benefits and drastic consequences of including A.I. technology in modern warfare. With Russia employing the use of dangerous weapons against Ukraine, this conversation seems to be echoing around the world right now. 



    All music used in this episode was obtained through Epidemic Sound. 

    All views and opinions discussed in this podcast are our own to explore. The Parr Center for Ethics does endorse any opinions stated in this podcast. 

    • 24 min
    How does Mental Health fit into Healthcare?

    How does Mental Health fit into Healthcare?

    Trigger warning: this episode contains discussions on mental health, suicide, generational trauma, and racial violence.  

    What does ethical mental health care look like among the UNC student body? How do long waitlists to see a therapist, pricey appointments, and a lack of involvement from the university harm UNC students? In this episode, Ashley, Brennan, Elise, and Lorelai discuss the mental health crisis on UNC's campus and what the university can and should change in order to become a space truly dedicated to those within the community. THANK YOU to Hayden Park for speaking with Lorelai and sharing their experiences with mental health and CAPS.

    All music used in this podcast was obtained through Epidemic Sound. 

    Thank you to the Parr Center for sponsoring ChapelPhil. All views and opinions discussed in this podcast are our own. The Parr Center for Ethics does not endorse the opinions stated in this podcast. 

    • 26 min
    COVID-19: The Virus that Keeps Coming Back

    COVID-19: The Virus that Keeps Coming Back

    Limited testing, no vaccine mandate, no quarantine housing, echo chambers, and a soon-to-be lifted mask mandate. What does this mean for UNC? Tune in to our second episode of the Spring semester to hear Max and Annette duke it out over Individualist and Collectivist approaches to handling a virus like COVID-19. 

    In this episode, Samad and Andy challenge the lenses of collectivism and individualism regarding public health in the UNC community. After a rough start to the Fall 2022 semester with high numbers of positive cases, the university is taking a much more hands-off approach to managing the health of its faculty, staff, and students. What do you all think? 

    All music used in this episode was obtained through Epidemic Sound. 

    All views and opinions discussed in this podcast are explored on our own. The Parr Center for Ethics does not endorse the opinions stated in this podcast. 

    • 23 min
    UNC Libraries Face Huge Budget Cuts

    UNC Libraries Face Huge Budget Cuts

    In our first episode of the 2021-2022 school year, Andy, Samad, and Max discuss the ethics behind keeping academia locked behind paywalls. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a number of financial issues for the university, but why are our JSTOR subscriptions are the first to go ? 

    Tools that are vital to the education of students, support of staff with research in the works, and just general fairness of access of academia to the public seems like a right, not a privilege. Don't we students, paying to attend a top research university, have the right to access the very works conducted by our university? Or, can we see beyond the present struggles and see this may be a necessary evil to ensure the fiscal stability and long-term health of the UNC system? 



    Resources: 

    The Daily Tar Heel report on the cuts: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2021/10/opinion-library-budget-cuts

    Utilitarianism and the long-run fiscal stability: Gary Woller (BYU Professor). “An Overview by Gary Woller.” A Forum on the Role of Environmental Ethics. June 1997. pp. 10

    Collections FAQ: https://library.unc.edu/collections/faq-about-collections-reductions/

    Budget cuts op-ed: https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2405890223744/op-ed-library-budget-cuts-are-unacceptable-and-unnecessary

    Consequences are being felt already: https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2012/01/10/how-budget-cuts-are-affecting-unc-health-sciences-library/

    WUNC reports on the cuts: https://www.wunc.org/education/2021-10-06/unc-chapel-hill-plans-cut-5-million-libraries-funding-priorities



    All music used in this episode was obtained through Epidemic Sound.


    All views and opinions discussed in this podcast are our own. The Parr Center for Ethics does not endorse the opinions stated in this podcast.

    • 24 min

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