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Cultural Heritage, Social Justice and Human Flourishing

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Ban Righ Centre
Room: Jean Royce Lounge (BRC 32 Bader Lane)
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Christine Sypnowich, Professor.  Department of Philosophy, Queen’s University

What is the relation between social justice and cultural heritage?  As many Kingstonians know, cultural heritage is a fragile value, vulnerable to powerful economic interests.  Moreover, some people believe heritage is trivial, or conservative, or entails processes of ‘gentrification’ at odds with equality.  However, if equal human flourishing involves diverse sources of value and self-realisation, then heritage has an important role to play.

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