Description: This seminar will explore notions of democratic citizenship, civic virtue, and civic republicanism in the context of the multicultural of the Central Valley. We will consider the following issues: How do different interests and identities clash, negotiate, and accommodate each other within the context of a modern liberal nation state? How do community-based notions of the “self” compete with an unencumbered or individualistic notion of self? Should modern citizens accept and welcome a wide range of different and often competing conceptions of the good life? Are appeals to civic virtue disinterested appeals or are such appeals used to promote one’s favored conception of justice in a diverse society?
Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics of Recognition and Political Philosophy
LECTURE and SEMINAR: March 27, 2015 from 3-6pm at Modesto Junior College, Performing and Media Arts Center (PAC), East Campus, Room 243
Lecture with Andrew Fiala, Professor of Philosophy, Director of Ethics Center at Fresno State University and seminar discussion with required and recommended readings, including selections from Will Kymlicka’s Contemporary Political Philosophy.
SEMINAR and WORKSHOP: April 17, 2015 from 3-5pm at Modesto Junior College, Performing and Media Arts Center (PAC), East Campus, Room 243:
Additional discussion of required and recommended readings, including selections from Will Kymlicka’s Contemporary Political Philosophy,and curricular development workshop.