Philosophy: Fairness – what does it mean and can it be achieved? – Summer 2018

justice-683942_1920.jpg“It’s not fair” children often say, and we all have some ideas of what is and is not fair, but we don’t normally examine our ideas closely. This course is an opportunity to do just that with help from the ideas of political philosopher John Rawls. The course will include different meanings of fairness and whether it is a worthwhile goal; the context in which Rawls developed his ideas of fairness (theories of justice, utilitarianism); his ‘justice as fairness’ theory and ‘veil of ignorance’ thinking tool; and criticisms of Rawls’ approach.

Tutor – Bettina Lange
Fee – £69.30 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 1:15pm – 3:15pm, 9 meetings from 13 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338815

Enrolment is now open – go to or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place


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