Geoff Sayre-McCord
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Since 1985, I have, with great pleasure, been in the Chapel Hill Philosophy Department, where I am the Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor and the Director of UNC's Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. I am also a Professorial Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. During the 2015-16 academic year I will be visiting the Center for Human Values at Princeton University.

Within philosophy, my interests include metaethics, moral theory, political philosophy, epistemology and metaphysics. Outside of philosophy, I spend a decent amount of time appreciating good coffee, indulging a taste for old cars and motorcycles, and for nine years, but sadly no longer, I spent time providing early morning child care at our kids' school, the Montessori Children's House of Durham, where my wife was, for eight years (all after my time there), the Head of School.

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Reasons to Vote

In this Wireless Philosophy video, Geoff Sayre-McCord (UNC) discusses why we should vote. Geoff reviews some of the traditional arguments against our reason to vote; for instance, why should we vote if it makes no difference to the outcome of the election? After reviewing these positions, he look

The Prisoner's Dilemma
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