[SydPhil] Seminar: Stewart Braun "Rawls and Alienation"

Stephen Matthews Stephen.Matthews at acu.edu.au
Mon Aug 17 09:43:32 AEST 2015

ACU Philosophy Seminar Series

Stewart Braun

School of Philosophy & Insitute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University

"Rawls and Alienation"

In his corpus, Rawls never directly addresses the issue of alienation, and it is commonly thought that as a liberal he had no interest in the issue.  In contrast, I argue that Rawls was concerned about the issue of alienation, since in several places he contends that justice as fairness is adequate to ensure meaningful work and life activity.  But although justice as fairness may legitimately ensure more meaningful work and life activity than traditional welfare states, the theory still fails to lay the theoretical foundation necessary to end alienation as far as practically possible.

WHEN: Friday August 21, 2.30 PM - 4.00 PM

WHERE: Brisbane, McAuley AC.22

For Sydney and other campuses, also via videoconference:

Strathfield, MSM VC Room (E2.45 Room)

North Sydney, MacKillop Level 16 TWH Building (8-20 Napier Street N. Syd)

Canberra, Signadou 110  Ballarat Aquinas 503.

Melbourne, St Patrick's Lv 7 (ROOM 703),  250 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne

Enquiries: Steve Matthews (stephen.matthews at acu.edu.au)

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