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Tue, Jan 28


Stumberg Hall

Seminar: Justice - A Philosophical Problem Child

Few words rival the importance of "justice." And few have sparked as many philosophical debates as Plato in his treatment of justice in The Republic. Join us as UT Professor and political philosopher Devin Stauffer leads a 4-part discussion of questions raised (and only sometimes answered).

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Seminar: Justice - A Philosophical Problem Child
Seminar: Justice - A Philosophical Problem Child

Time & Location

Jan 28, 2020, 7:00 PM – Feb 18, 2020, 8:30 PM

Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA

About The Event

From social justice to community justice to economic justice, there is a great deal of talk today about justice. Just saying the word feels like a moral act, and few other have the same rhetorical power. But what is at the heart of justice? What do we owe our friends, our country, our family, and even other human beings across the world? What does justice consist in and how do we find it? In the search for truth about justice, we look to old books and the long tradition of political philosophy--in particular, this time it's Plato's Republic. 

Beginning January 28th, join us for four consecutive Tuesday nights as noted scholar of that work, UT Professor of Government Dr. Devin Stauffer, leads us in a conversation about what justice requires.

Professor Devin Stauffer specializes in classical and early modern political philosophy. He has written two books on Plato  (Plato's Introduction to the Question of Justice and The Unity of Plato's Gorgias) and one on Thomas Hobbes (Hobbes's Kingdom of Light). Prior to coming to The University of Texas in 2004, Professor Stauffer taught at Kenyon College and St. John's College in Annapolis. During his time at Kenyon College, he received two awards for teaching excellence, and he has since received two more teaching awards at The University of Texas. In 2013-14, he was a fellow of the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation in Munich. In the Spring of 2018, he was a visiting associate professor at Harvard. 

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