Free Market Fairness

An America’s Founding and Future Lecture

March 7, 2012
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John TomasiProfessor of Political Science, Director of the Political Theory Project, Brown University
Author of Free Market Fairness (Princeton University Press, 2012) and Liberalism Beyond Justice: Citizens, Society, and the Boundaries of Political Theory (Princeton University Press, 2001)

Can libertarians care about social justice? In Free Market Fairness (Princeton University Press, 2012), Tomasi argues that they can and should. Drawing simultaneously on moral insights from defenders of economic liberty such as F.A. Hayek and advocates of social justice such as John Rawls, Tomasi presents a distinctively American, market-based interpretation of social justice.

John Tomasi is Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Brown University. He is the founding director of the Political Theory Project, an interdisciplinary research center at Brown University. He has held previous appointments at Princeton, Stanford, and Harvard Universities. A specialist in political thought, Professor Tomasi has twice been awarded University prizes for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Inaddition to numerous scholarly articles, he is the author of Liberalism Beyond Justice: Citizens, Society and the Boundaries of Political Theory (Princeton University Press, 2001) and Free Market Fairness (Princeton University Press, 2012). He received his B.A. from Colby College, his M.A. from the University of Arizona, and his B. Phil., D. Phil. from Oxford University.

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Free Market Fairness

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Lewis Library 120