Habermas--Critical Theory and Communicative Action
Jurgen Habermas first major book on the origins, genesis, and decline of the public sphere showed how democracy was made possible by the rise of newspapers, literary journals, and public spaces where ideas critical of the existing order could be discussed and debated. Habermas made many contributions to philosophy and social theory and today is one of the most highly respected thinkers of our time.
Rawls's Theory of Justice
John Rawls's Theory of Justice draws on the theories of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau to argue that the best society would be founded on principles chosen by rational citizens and would choose a system granting the most extensive liberties to its citizens while ensuring the maximum justice. The text has served as a philosophical defense of the modern welfare state.
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There will be socializing over lunch for those wishing to continue meeting with freethinkers about noon.
This event is sponsored by FreeThought Arizona.