Freedom and Justice in the Western Tradition
Week 1: July 9-15, 2017
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The Ralph Janis Seminar in History
Contemporary Western ideas about freedom and justice have their foundations in antiquity, in the Judeo-Christian tradition, and in early modern notions of right and wrong and of a just order.
Isaac Kramnick, recently retired Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government at Cornell, is a legendary Cornell teacher and prolific writer about English and American political thought and history. With him, we will explore the rich intellectual heritage of those ideals of freedom and justice on which many modern legal and political systems are based.
In lecture and lively discussion of writings of Plato, St. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Stuart Mill, and Karl Marx, we will deepen our understanding of many modern systems of government and law, including our own.
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For adults staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) includes the course, lodging, fifteen all-you-care-to-eat meals, banquet dinner, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, evening lectures, walks and talks, welcome and farewell receptions, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees as noted. Wednesday dinner is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees.
Standard room, on-campus housing, and meals
$1,970 double occupancy, $100 single supplement
Standard room, on-campus housing with exclusive bath, and meals
$2,030 double occupancy, $150 single supplement
Course fee for commuters and those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites
$1,285. This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.
Commuter meal plan option
$327. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience. It includes six breakfasts, five lunches, and four dinners.