Wednesday, April 06, 2011

At Rutgers: Symposium on Sen's "The Idea of Justice"

The Institute for Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University will host a two-day symposium on Amartya Sen's "The Idea of Justice" (Harvard University Press, 2009) on April 15-16, 2011.

The program:

Friday, April 15

Samuel Freeman (Pennsylvania):
"Perfect Justice and the Well-Ordered Society"

Erin Kelly (Tufts)
Public Reason as a Collective Capability” (pdf)

David Estlund (Brown):
"The Best and the Rest: Optimizing and Comparing in Theories of Justice"

Saturday, April 16

Henry Richardson (Georgetown)
"Mapping Out Improvements in Justice: Comparing vs. Aiming" (pdf)

Gerald Gaus (Arizona):
"Social Contract and Social Choice" (pdf)

Debra Satz (Stanford):
"The Idea of Justice: What Approach, Which Capabilities?"

Professor Amartya Sen will also attend the symposium.

The proceedings will be published in a special issue of the Rutgers Law Journal.

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