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Seeking the Common Good Series, Spring 2010

Literature as a Lens on the Common Good

Professor Fitzgerald is inspired by...

A Theory of Justice
by John Rawls

“I shall maintain instead that the persons in the initial situation would choose two ... principles: the first requires equality in the assignment of rights and duties, while the second holds that social and economic inequalities, for example inequalities of wealth and authority, are just only if they result in compensating benefits for everyone, and in particular for the least advantaged members of society.” p.14

Words that Rocked My World: Campus Installation
April 12-18
Smith Union and Hawthorne-Longfellow Library
What written texts have most influenced the way you look at the world, inspired you to action, or informed your academic or professional path? This campus installation, including favorite texts selected by students, faculty, staff and alumni, offers inspiration and fosters dialogue by highlighting the ways that literature can help shape and reflect visions of the common good.

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