Continuing Philosophy


Name Email Phone
Ed Cothroll
Jim Halloranjp.hallo@tds.net608-238-7201

The class will read and discuss Justice: What’s The Right Thing To Do by Michael Sandel, a professor of government at Harvard. The book has been endorsed, for good reason, by liberal (e.g., E. J. Dionne, Jr) and conservative (e.g., George Will) columnists. Sandel takes the reader “through the contested terrain of justice and injustice, equality and inequality, individual rights and the common good” in relation to contemporary issues (e.g., affirmative action, abortion, or the fairness of discounts for seniors), in order to explore the question: What makes a society a just society? The author explains and illustrates theories of justice with a “clarity and immediacy (rarely, if ever) set out as accessibly.”


 Madison Senior Center

Meeting Day


Meeting Time

 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Start Date

 September 28, 2016

End Date

 December 7, 2016


 Regular reading/discussion

Class Size

 No limit
Class Notes:
No class November 23.


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