4 June 2013 - 12:15pm to 4 June 2013 - 1:30pm

David Lam Theatre - MacLaurin Building A-144, 3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, B.C.

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This lecture will be held within the context of the annual congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, as part of the prestigious Big Thinking Lecture series.

For his Big Thinking/Trudeau lecture, Daniel Weinstock, 2004 Trudeau Fellow, will weave together elements of an autobiographical account of his academic trajectory with a more theoretical account of what he views as the contribution of ethics to the elucidation of difficult public policy dilemmas. He will argue that in the face of intractable differences at the level of principle, there is room for building what American political philosopher John Rawls has called "overlapping consensuses" by focussing on consequences of public policy choices, and in particular on harm reduction.

In English and French. Simultaneous interpretation is available. Free admission. Followed by a buffet lunch.

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Daniel Weinstock

A world-renowned philosopher, Weinstock's work deals with democratic theory and the impact of the recognition of cultural identity on liberal thought.

2004 Fellows