Liberty, Equality, and Justice: Philosophical Problems in Domestic and Global Contexts

June 26, 2012
Lobby to Main Reading Room, Library of Congress
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Lobby to Main Reading Room. Government mural by Elihu Vedder. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.

Carol M. Highsmith, Library of Congress

"Liberty, Equality, and Justice: Philosophical Problems in Domestic and Global Contexts” is a four-week seminar for college and university teachers held in summer 2012. It is directed by Christopher Wellman of Washington University, St. Louis (the host institution) and Andrew Altman of Georgia State University.

The seminar investigates liberal democratic conceptions of justice in terms of how states should treat their own citizens and how they should interact with other states and the citizens of other states. Seminar readings are drawn from the work of philosophers, political scientists, legal theorists, and economists such as Elizabeth Anderson, Amy Gutmann, Jürgen Habermas, John Locke, Alasdair MacIntyre, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Nagel, Martha Nussbaum, John Rawls, and Michael Walzer.  In addition to taking on the common readings, seminar participants pursue individual research projects for publication or teaching plans for their classrooms.

Summer Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers
FS-50280-11 Washington University (St, Louis, MO)
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