Art, Civil Society, and Public Justice: A Double Book Launch

Join authors Jonathan Chaplin and Lambert Zuidervaart in celebrating the launch of their new books in social and political philosophy. Jonathan and Lambert will introduce their books, respond to your questions, and talk about one another’s work. Come greet the authors, enjoy refreshments and conversation, and purchase your signed copies of Herman Dooyeweerd and Art in Public.

Herman Dooyeweerd: Christian Philosopher of State and Civil Society. University of Notre Dame Press, 2011. ISBN 9780268023058

The twentieth-century Dutch philosopherHerman Dooyeweerd (1894-1977) left behind an impressive canon of scholarly works. Jonathan Chaplin shows that Dooyeweerd helps us understand how state and civil society should be related to achieve justice and the public good.

Dr. Jonathan Chaplin is the first director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, Cambridge. He was Associat Professor of Political Theory at the Institute for Christian Studies, where he held the Dooyeweerd Chair of Social and Political Philosophy


Art in Public: Politics, Economics, and a Democatic Culture. Cambridge University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780521112741 (hardback), 9780521130172 (paperback.


Lambert Zuidervaart makes a vigourous case for government arts funding, based on crucial contributions the arts make to civil society. He proposes an entirely new conception of the public role of art, one with wide-ranging implications for education, politics, and cultural policy.

Dr. Lambert Zuidervaart is Professor of Philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies and founding director of ICS’s Centre for Philosophy, Religion, and Social Ethics. He is an Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty in Philosophy at the University of Toronto.

2 pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2011 At Leonard hall, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto 5 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto (Enter from Tower Road)


Sponsored by Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethis at the Institute for Christian



Hosted by Crux Books







More Info: 416-979-2331 (ICS) or 416-599-2749 (Crux)




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