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 Harmonyand 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.
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