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Educational SIG on philosophy

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.

Southwest Hazard Control 1953 W Grant Rd.

There will be socializing over lunch for those wishing to continue meeting with freethinkers about noon.

This event is sponsored by FreeThought Arizona.

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  • Julia R.

    These lectures pack a lot into a very small time frame. Head was spinning but really enjoyed both lectures and the discourse that followed. Lunch was an added bonus. Thanks to all in the group for an enjoyable, mind expanding event.

    May 19, 2013

  • Jerry K.

    We had about 27 people present and the contributions from the attendees was enlightening and interesting. Always impressed with the perceptions of the participants. Sorry I could not socialize at lunch

    May 19, 2013

  • Jim N.

    Very good discussion today. Some of the commenters were better than the lecturers.

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Toni E.

    this sounds fun!

    May 19, 2013

  • Rahmat A.

    Thank you, for providing a platform for discussion of some interesting subjects. I have been avoiding going to lunch because of poor chairs[ have a back problem]. I hope trying going next time. Rahmat Aziz

    May 13, 2013

  • Pat

    Sorry to miss it but I'll be hiking in the Chiricahuas all weekend.

    May 13, 2013

  • Julia R.

    Looking forward to another thought provoking meeting.

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Michaela

    Sounds great, but I work on Sundays.....

    May 3, 2013

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