Evaluating the Idea of Social Justice

Event Date: 
February 20, 2014 - 5:00pm - February 23, 2014 - 8:00am

Grand Rapids, MI

The purpose of this conference is to explore the idea of “social justice” and compare and evaluate it against the understanding this concept now evokes in contemporary debates about justice and political order. The all-encompassing claims made on behalf of social justice in these debates often translate into calls for the reduction of personal liberty and a concomitant increase in state power to distribute material goods and the resources of private enterprise in common.

Audience: Acton alumni who are currently enrolled in or have recently completed graduate level work