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A Theory of Justice: 50 Years Later

The conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice,” which is widely considered the most influential work of political philosophy in the 20th century. Bringing together scholars in politics, philosophy and law, the program focused on themes arising from Rawls’ work, including how justice is related to democracy, what distinguishes justice and legitimacy, how justice bears on questions of education and employment, and its implications for matters of race and religion.

The conference organizers were Blain Neufeld (Wisconsin, Milwaukee), Lori Watson (Washington University), and Micah Schwartzman (Virginia). More

 

Frederick Schauer