Justice as Fairness


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $84
Date/Time: Thursdays, May 17, 24 & 31; June 7 & 14, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Martin Benjamin, Ph.D., professor emeritus of philosophy, Michigan State University
Location: Concord Campus


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Professor Benjamin invites us to explore the reflections on justice of John Rawls, one of the 20th century’s most celebrated political philosophers. He’ll introduce us to Rawls’ A Theory of Justice, in which justice is equated with fairness, a balance between liberty and equality for those who live in multifaceted democracies such as our own. Professor Benjamin will provide historical and philosophical context for Rawls’ theories and help us critically assess the main elements of this important thinker’s ideas. Can Rawls guide us through the troubled waters produced by increasing economic inequality in our republic? Let OLLI and Professor Benjamin help us answer this thought provoking question.

Event Details

Date: 2018-05-17

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord