Room 01/005, 26 University Square, Queen’s University Belfast
26th March: 5.00pm – 7.00pm

NB. This event is now SOLD OUT.

Dr. Josh Milburn and Dr. Alison Toop debate the philosophy of two of the 20th Century’s giants of political thought.

John Rawls’s landmark work A Theory of Justice defends “justice as fairness”, offering a vision of liberal society that balances freedom with equality. Meanwhile, Robert Nozick, in his Anarchy, State, and Utopia, provides what is perhaps Rawls’s greatest critique, defending a libertarian society that supports maximising freedom, even if that means the end of equality. The debate between these two figures shines a light on what it means to do politics, what it means to do philosophy, and – perhaps most importantly – what it means to be human.

The Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast are delighted to host Dr. Josh Milburn (University of York) and Dr. Alison Toop (University of Leeds), who will debate and explore the philosophy of two of the 20th Century’s giants of political thought. The event is free and open to all, and assumes no background in philosophy. Please contact the organisers to discuss any accessibility requirements.

Supported by Belfast a Learning City.

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Tue. 26th March
5.00pm-7.00pm
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26 University Square, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1PD
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admission

This event is free

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