November 08, 2012
NDCEC Fall Conference: "Justice: The Crowning Glory of the Virtues"
One of my favorite events of the year is upon us: The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture -- founded by David Solomon and now led by Carter Snead -- is hosting its annual Fall Conference. Here's the line-up. If you are in or near South Bend, come on down! Many highlights, including a moderated conversation between Robby George and Michael Sandel on "The Moral Limits of Markets", and a lecture by Alasdair MacIntyre, "Catholic Instead of What?"
And, for the early-morning crowd (or the all-night Justice-contemplators), you can come hear, Saturday morning at 10:30, Paul Horwitz, Michael Moreland, and your humble correspondent present on "religious liberty and justice." Horwitz and Moreland will, of course, be great.
Here's the conference blurb:
In his famous work, De Officiis, Marcus Tullius Cicero wrote that in justice, we see “the crowning glory of the virtues.” Countless treatises, encyclicals, verses, and artistic endeavors by a vast array of philosophers, theologians, poets, and painters have explored the manifold aspects of justice, particularly its meaning and its manifestation in our souls and societies.
The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture will devote its thirteenth annual Fall conference to the theme: The Crowning Glory of the Virtues: Exploring the Many Facets of Justice. In customary interdisciplinary fashion, this conference will take up the many questions related to both the nature of justice and the varied and often-conflicting ideas of how to establish justice in our hearts and in our world. These questions will be pursued in the disciplinary contexts of philosophy, theology, political theory, law, history, economics, the biosciences, literature, and the arts.
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