Tuesday, October 12, 2010

APPI Conference “The Concept of Social Justice” November 12-13, 2010

The American Public Philosophy Institute will hold a conference on “The Concept of Social Justice” November 12-13, 2010 at Marquette University, Cudahy Hall 001. The conference has been organized by Christopher Wolfe of APPI and the Thomas International Center, who also serves as a member of the advisory board of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Federalist Society.

Friday, Nov 12:
Panel One 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Paper: “Justice over Charity: Some Dangers in Faith-Based Poverty Initiatives” Samuel Fleischacker, University of Illinois at Chicago
Respondent: Robert Vischer, University of St. Thomas Law School

Panel Two 2:45 to 4:15 p.m.
Paper: “Is Social Justice an Empty Abstraction?” Jean Bethke Elshtain, University of Chicago
Respondent: Michael Fleet, Marquette University

Panel Three 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Paper: “The Search for Universal Ethics: the Church, Natural Law, and Social Justice” Joseph Koterski, S.J., Fordham University
Respondent: Kevin Hector, University of Chicago Divinity School
Saturday, Nov 13:
Panel Four 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Paper: “All Justice is Social – But It’s Not All Social Justice” Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale University
Respondent: Ryan Hanley, Marquette University

Panel Five 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Paper: “The Church’s Best Contribution to the Political and Social Order” J. Brian Benestad, University of Scranton
Respondent: Patrick Carey, Marquette University

Panel Six 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Paper: “The Origins of the Concept of ‘Social Justice’: Rectifying a Misunderstanding of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas on Justice” John Finnis, University of Notre Dame Law School and Oxford University
There is no charge to attend.