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Philosophy Walk: “Justice as Fairness: Exploring & Applying the Ideas of Rawls”
October 2, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm MDT
In this walk we’ll be exploring the the idea of justice through the lens of equity and fairness — two critical features of the late John Rawls’ theory of justice. While a summary of Rawls’ views, including the dynamics of his arguments and its implications will be discussed at the outset, the bulk of this walk will be spent exploring, working out, expanding upon, and applying Rawls’ views in a “hands-on” way to past and contemporary issues.
When & Where
This walk led by philosopher Ed Glowienka will take place on Saturday, October 2nd. No prior background in philosophy is required to participate.
Date: Saturday, October 2nd
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm MDT
Trail Location: Helena Reservoir Loop (We’ll meet in the parking lot area just after you turn off of York Rd onto Helena Regulating Reservoir Rd. There is a restroom & a picnic table by the water)
RSVP: Click Here!
Cost: Free (Donations Welcome)
Other: Bring comfortable walking shoes, water & a snack
Ed Glowienka is a Professor of Philosophy at Carroll College. Ed grew up in Philadelphia, the son of parents who never attended college and who sacrificed significantly for his education. He went to the University of Scranton to study biochemistry, but left with a degree in philosophy with minors in German and theology. He then spent two years working with Spiritan missionaries, teaching philosophy to students from six African nations at the Spiritan Missionary Seminary in Arusha, Tanzania. Ed earned his Ph.D. from Emory University in 2013. His research is in early modern philosophy, with projects in both metaphysics and moral philosophy.
In addition to teaching and research, Ed chairs the committee at Carroll College responsible for implementing the new core curriculum that the institutions will launch in the Fall. He is the author of Leibniz’s Metaphysics of Harmony and has twice co-directed a seminar for teachers funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities called “Re-Enchanting Nature,” which explores how the humanities can deepen our understanding of nature in a way that complements the sciences.
You will receive a confirmation of your RSVP shortly after you register via e-mail. As the walk date approaches, we will contact you with any additional relevant information.
For those who have not been on our walks before, you can get a feel for our walks and what they’re all about by visiting our walk archive page. In the meantime, here is a logistical snapshot.
Here is a general overview of what you can expect on our Philosophy Walks:
- Free to the Public (donations welcome/appreciated)
- 3 hour walks (opportunities for rest along the way)
- Casual, positive & supportive experience
- 1-2 philosophy guides
- Small group sizes (generally 7-15 people; may be larger for special occasion walks)
- Ample opportunity to enjoy nature
To get the most out of your experience with us and enjoy a healthy & safe walk, please bring with you on the day of the walk/hike:
- Water & Snack
- Weather appropriate attire & sun protection
- A walking stick/Trekking poles
- Comfortable Shoes/Hiking Boots
Make a Donation Here
Our philosophy walks are FREE. That said, for those who still have the steady income to do so in these trying times, we could really use your financial support right now. Donations help to cover walk guide honorariums, implementation, resource archiving, and more! You can make a donation by clicking here or on the button above. For those facing more challenging financial circumstances, we ask that you please try to “pay it forward” with acts of kindness for your neighbors and community.
- October 2, 2021
9:30 am - 12:30 pm MDT
- Event Category:
- Philosophy Walks
- Event Tags:
- ed glowienka, equality, equity, fairness, John Rawls, justice, merlin ccc, moral philosophy, philosophy, philosophy as a way of life, philosophy in the community, pwol, social justice
- Helena Valley Reservoir
- Helena, MT 59602 United States + Google Map
- View Venue Website
- Marisa Diaz-Waian
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