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Doubting and Defending the Principle of Fairness

Doubting and Defending the Principle of Fairness
15 Devonshire Place, Room 200
Time: Sep 22nd, 3:00 pm End: Sep 22nd, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women & Gender Studies (FAS), United States Studies, Sociology (FAS), Religion, Study of (FAS), Political Science, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Ethics, Critical Theory, Criminology, Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), 2000-
Lecture by Richard Arneson, Professor of Philosophy, University of California, San diego

The Centre for Ethics is pleased to present:

Richard Arneson, Professor of Philosophy, University of California-San Diego

Doubting and Defending the Principle of Fairness

Brief description:
The Hart-Rawls "principle of fairness" affirms that it can be acceptable to coerce people to prevent them from being free riders on cooperative schemes that benefit all.  The principle has attracted many objections, including the objection that enforcing it would be wrongfully paternalistic.  Professor Arneson defends the principle against its detractors.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Centre for Ethics at (416) 978-6288.

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