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Philosophy Lecture Series with Henry West

Tuesdays, Apr 1, 8 & 15, 2014
7:30–9 a.m.

Room 250, Olin-Rice Science Center

Join the early-rising Macalester community for three lectures by everybody's favorite philosophy professor, Henry West. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

  • Lecture 1: John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)
    The greatest British philosopher of the 19th century and the subject of Dr. West's scholarship. Mill never held an academic position but contributed to all fields of philosophy and was the foremost economist of his day.
  • Lecture 2: April 8 - Karl Marx (1818-1883)
    The inspiration for the Communist regimes, but if he had been alive to see them he would have said, "If this is Marxism, I'm not a Marxist."
  • Lecture 3: April 15 - Theories of Justice
    Dr. West will discuss theories developed by John Rawls, (A Theory of Justice), Robert Nozick (Anarchy, State and Revolution) and others.

Register online. Choose to attend one, two or all three lectures.

James Wallace Society Dinner 2014

James Wallace Society Dinner logo

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Social: 6 p.m.
Dinner: 6:45 p.m.
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Common

This annual dinner recognizes individuals supporting Macalester's future through an estate provision or life income gift. By invitation only. For more information about this event, contact Marin Amundson-Graham at .
RSVP for the James Wallace Society Dinner

Summer Session 2014:
Why Global Health Matters

August 3-6, 2014

The average life expectancy in sub-Saharan African countries is about 25 years shorter than in the U.S. Around 75 percent of the early mortality in low-income settings is preventable or treatable with low-cost interventions. Even within the U.S. there are vast socioeconomic disparities in access to healthcare and in the health status of our citizens. Why do these disparities persist and can they be overcome? Join alumni, Maclester faculty, and special guests to investigate Global Health during a 2 and a half day session on campus.
Details & Registration


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