1. Humanist Community Forum (2014-06-15): Rawls, Civil Disobedience, and Edward Snowden


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    Under what conditions does violation of law have the moral legitimacy of civil disobedience? If Edward Snowden were prosecuted in an American court for leaking classified NSA documents to journalists, for example, would his actions be justified under principles of civil disobedience as articulated by John Rawls, the most influential political philosopher of our time? In his third presentation of Rawls’ work to HCSV, Martin Carcieri (Associate Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University) will present Rawls’ theory of civil disobedience and apply it to the case of Edward Snowden.

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    • 17 - Trailer - Rawls e la teoria della giustizia - Sebastiano Maffettone


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      • 17 - Rawls e la teoria della giustizia - Sebastiano Maffettone VOD


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        Guarda un estratto su http://www.digitaleplay.net/dp/17-rawls-teoria-giustizia-sebastiano-maffettone/ Figlio di un importante avvocato, John Rawls nasce a Baltimora, in Maryland, il 21 febbraio 1921. Vive in una famiglia di credo democratico, un ambiente sensibile all'uguaglianza e alla giustizia. Durante l'infanzia il piccolo John perde due dei quattro fratelli a causa di infezioni che lui stesso gli aveva trasmesso. Questi eventi lo shoccano a tal punto da provocargli una leggera balbuzie per tutta la vita. Rawls frequenta l'università di Princeton e durante la Seconda guerra mondiale è nell'esercito americano in Nuova Guinea, nelle Filippine e in Giappone dove assiste agli effetti delle bombe nucleari su Hiroshima. Molto colpito dall'evento, lascia l'esercito nel 1946 e torna a Princeton per ottenere un dottorato in filosofia morale. Nel 1952 ottiene una borsa di studio per l'università di Oxford dove entra in contatto con le idee del grande filosofo liberale Isaiah Berlin e del filosofo analitico del diritto Herbert Hart. Tornato negli Stati Uniti, inizia la sua carriera di docente a Harvard. Nella prestigiosa università è il maestro di Thomas Nagel, Tim Scanlon e altri tra i più noti filosofi contemporanei. Anche dopo il successo che segue la pubblicazione dell’opera Una teoria della giustizia, del 1971, Rawls rifiuta il ruolo di intellettuale pubblico e qualsiasi riconoscimento. Solo Bill Clinton riesce ad assegnargli una medaglia per le scienze umane nel 1999. In seguito a un infarto, Rawls è costretto ad abbandonare le amate aule universitarie; muore per un arresto cardiaco nella sua casa di Lexington, vicino a Boston, il 24 novembre 2002. CONTENUTI LA GIUSTIZIA SOCIALE 1. Una carriera particolare 2. John Rawls 3. Una teoria della giustizia 4. La posizione originaria 5. I movimenti degli anni Sessanta 6. I principi di giustizia 7. Critiche alla teoria della giustizia LO STATO LIBERALE MODERNO 8. Il liberalismo 9. Il liberalismo politico 10. Perché ci vuole il pluralismo 11. Il contratto sociale da Hobbes a Kant 12. Il diritto dei popoli 13. Una filosofia liberale e comunitaria 14. Giustificare i benefici 15. Pensieri 16. Il problema della giustizia globale

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        • 5 - 2014 CTS - Charles Clough - Sociopolitical Implications of ­Dispensationalism


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          Charles Clough - Sociopolitical Implications of ­Dispensationalism 2014 Chafer Theological Seminary Pastors' Conference. March 11, 2014 www.deanbibleministries.org www.chafer.edu www.houstonbibleconferences.org

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          • Humanist Community Forum (2014-01-05) - Physician-Assisted Suicide and Beyond: What Would Rawls Do? (Martin Carcieri)


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            Physician-Assisted Suicide, even for the terminally ill, is legal in only four U.S. States. Yet there are now proposals in the U.S. and abroad to extend the right to die (i.e., to obtain and consume a reliable lethal dose of barbiturates) even further: 1) to those over 70 years of age, and 2) to those whose longtime spouses are near death and who wish to die with them. How would these proposals fare under the principles of justice articulated and defended by John Rawls, the most influential political theorist of our time? Friend of the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley Martin Carcieri will present his application of Rawlsian principles to one of the most urgent public policy issues of our time. Martin Carcieri is an Associate Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University, where he teaches courses and seminars on Constitutional Law and Political Theory. He holds a J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of California, and has published twenty-five journal articles and book chapters.

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            • John Rawls


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              A brief description of philosopher John Rawls’ life and his Theory of Justice.

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              • Humanist Community Forum (2013-10-06): John Rawls and Humanism (Prof. Martin Carcieri)


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                John Rawls is the most influential Anglo-American political theorist of the past three centuries. In bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Rawls in 1999, Bill Clinton noted that he had put our liberties on a brilliant new foundation. That foundation is a refined version of the social contract as developed by early modern thinkers like Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. It is of particular interest for Humanists since it provides an objective but workable basis for politics and ethics. It is neither objective, that is, in the sense of some transcendental foundation like God or Nature, nor purely subjective, with the nihilist dead end to which that leads. It is a contract, the basic terms of which, Rawls argues, we would (and do) accept as the basis of our politics and ethics. Besides presenting the basic method and principles for which Rawls argues, Carcieri will also present Rawls’ famous theory of civil disobedience, which builds upon the work of Thoreau, Gandhi, King, and others. Martin Carcieri is an Associate Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University, where he teaches courses and seminars on Constitutional Law and Political Theory. He holds a J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of California, and has published twenty-five journal articles and book chapters. Go to: http://www.humanists.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Handout.pdf to see the handout that accompanied this talk.

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                • The Proud, The Sad and The Busy


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                  A Pop Philosophical Comedy. The Proud, The Sad and The Busy wander through a series of surreal situations. Finally, a clerk tells them they are dead, awaiting rebirth. They have to create the rules for the world they are reborn into, without knowing where in that world they will end up. Shot in Beijing, China, Summer 2011. No Budget. Crew and Cast from Germany, China, UK, USA, Russia, Malaysia, Australia. Official Festival Selection at Vegas Cine Fest 2012. Running Time: 36 minutes. Language: English. Produced, written and directed by Ralph Obermauer Cast and Crew Joshua Hannum as The Proud Rebecca Parr as The Sad Amber Woo / 武晔婷 as The Busy Keith Luu as Celestial Clerk Shannon Michael Roe as Business Punk, Business Monk, Doctor John Kusske as Consultants, Gatekeeper Tony Ren / 任天民 as Boss Lauren and Megan Dang as Twin Kids Aisling Dunne, Holly Naylor, Ge Na / 葛 娜 as The Virtues Production Manager and Assistant Director – Cynthia He / 何 欣。 Executive Producer – Victor Muh Sound – Luo Hao / 罗 皓 Editing – Oliver Brand, Ralph Obermauer Color – Ever Liu / 刘晨 Make Up – Nie Yiqi / 聂一奇 Production Assistance – Evgeniya Bolotova, Ge Na / 葛 娜

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