Philosophy Walk: “Justice as Fairness: Exploring & Applying the Ideas of Rawls” – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
June 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm MDT
**CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A FUTURE DATE. STAY TUNED.**
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 Sunday, June 20th 2021. No prior background in philosophy is required to participate.
*For those interested, we will also be offering a philosophy workshop in Caretaker’s Lawn at Reeder’s Alley the day prior to this walk with Ed as an in-depth introductory discussion to Rawls’ theory of justice, competing perspectives, and the intellectual climate within which his philosophical contributions arose. Both activities stand on their own.*
Date:Sunday, June 20th Time: 10am – 1pm MDT Trail Location: Helena Reservoir Loop (We’ll meet in the lot area just after you turn off of York Rd onto Helena Regulating Reservoir Rd. There is a parking, a restroom, and 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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