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Philosophy Workshop: “Justice as Fairness: An Introduction to Rawls”

June 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm MDT

Workshop Details

In this outdoor workshop led by Ed Glowienka, 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 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.  

When & Where

This workshop led by philosopher Ed Glowienka will take place outdoors at Caretaker’s Lawn (in Reeder’s Alley) 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 workshop.  Both activities stand on their own.*  

Workshop Details

Date: Saturday, June 19th
Time: 10am – 12:30pm MDT
Where: 101 Reeder’s Alley (Caretaker’s Lawn)

Registration Info

RSVP: Click Here!
Cost: Free (Donations Welcome)
Other: Light Snacks Provided
~ Bring your own lawnchair ~

Workshop Leader

Ed Glowienka is a Professor of Philosophy at Carroll CollegeEd 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.


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Reeder’s Alley (Caretaker’s Lawn)
101 Reeder's Alley
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