Problems of Justice in a Democratic Society

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

6 – 7:30 pm

The values of liberty and equality are deeply rooted in American political culture and our tradition of political thought. Yet these values seem inevitably to conflict; we can have one only by limiting or regulating the other. We will consider whether this conflict can be resolved, and attempt to develop a philosophical understanding of freedom and equality. Readings are drawn from a variety of sources, including classical philosophical articulations of liberalism and its requirements, as well as Supreme Court decisions.

Kevin Robbins is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. 

Ten sessions, $210.
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Materials List
Required:
Friedman, Milton. Capitalism and Freedom. University of Chicago Press, 2002. ISBN: 978-0226264219
Mill, John Stuart. On Liberty and Other Essays. Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0199535736
Rawls, John. A Theory of Justice. Harvard University Press, 1999. ISBN: 978-0674000780