Social Justice, the University, and the Temptation to Mission Creep

19 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2014 Last revised: 1 Aug 2014

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David A. Reidy

University of Tennessee - Department of Philosophy

Date Written: February 18, 2014

Abstract

This essay examines the contributions properly made by state universities to the cause of promoting social justice. Working from within a largely Rawlsian framework, it argues for a principled middle ground and against both minimalist and maximalist understandings of the responsibilities of state universities with respect to issues of social justice.

Keywords: social justice, higher education, citizenship, democracy, politics

Suggested Citation

Reidy, David A., Social Justice, the University, and the Temptation to Mission Creep (February 18, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2397916 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2397916

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