Equality is an ideal that is widely embraced yet deeply contested. What does, or should, it mean to treat one another as "equals" in moral, social, or political life? Is there a tension between respect for individual differences and equality of treatment? Do groups or cultures, as well as individuals, have a claim to be treated equally? What happens if formal equality and substantive equality conflict? What is the relation between equality and justice? The aim of this year's series is to explore these and related questions about "equality and difference."
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Speakers and Events
Julie WoodzickaAbigail Grigsby Urquhart Professor of Psychology, Washington and Lee University
Talk Title: Are All Jokes Created Equal? Differential Effects of Group-Based Disparagement Humor Tuesday, October 3, 12:00 p.m. Hillell Multipurpose Room
T.M. ScanlonAlford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, Emeritus, Harvard University
Talk Title: Further Reflections on Tolerance (and Some Implications for Immigration) Thursday, October 26, 5:00 p.m. Stackhouse Theater
Maggie LittleProfessor of Philosophy and Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University
Talk Title: Research With Pregnant Women: A Moral Imperative Wednesday, November 8, 5:00 p.m. Hillel Multipurpose Room