Philosophy Workshop: “Justice as Fairness: An Introduction to Rawls”
June 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm MDT
In this workshop we’ll be exploring the idea of justice as fairness — a position advanced by the late philosopher John Rawls. The workshop will be introductory and will discuss justice through the lens of equity and fairness — two critical features of Rawls’ theory of justice — and the dynamics of Rawls’ arguments and their implications. Competing perspectives and modern day comparisons on justice will also be explored, as will discussion about the intellectual climate within which Rawls’ contributions to philosophy arose. More details to be added soon…
When & Where
This workshop led by philosopher Ed Glowienka will take place via ZOOM on Saturday, June 19th 2021. No prior background in philosophy is required to participate.
*For those interested, we will also be offering a philosophy walk the day after this workshop with Ed as an extension of our discussion and hands-on way to work out and apply some of the ideas that we will be discussing in this Zoom workshop. Both activities stand on their own.*
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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