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Could one guarantee a just and morally acceptable society? A Theory of Justice by John Rawls details the fundamental principles behind such a place. Professor Michael Sugrue, Ph.D., will analyze the ideas put forth in this book, the latest classic to be included in the Classics Revisited series. This piece of political philosophy is relevant today despite having been written 5 decades ago. Rawls describes equality and a “veil of ignorance” that can ensure justice. Which begs the question, if everyone were to agree to live a certain way, would there be justice and fairness? The Professor will discuss A Theory of Justice and a live Q&A will follow.

Speaker - Michael Sugrue, Ph.D. Professor of History

Dr. Michael Sugrue is Professor of History at Ave Maria University. A graduate of the Great Books Program, he earned his B.A. in History from the University of Chicago and his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in History from Columbia University. Prior to taking his position at Ave Maria University, Professor Sugrue taught at Princeton University, the City College of New York, Columbia University, Manhattan College, New York University, Hampton University, and Touro College. He served as the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University from 1992 to 1994. Professor Sugrue was awarded the Chamberlain Fellowship, the President's Fellowship, the John Jay Fellowship, and the Meyer Padva Prize.

Moderator - Kristy Goebel, Global Marketing Specialist, Bibliotheca

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