Art, Civil Society, and Public Justice: A Double Book Launch (Past Event)

Date + Time

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 2:00pm

Quick Summary

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 own signed copies of Herman Dooyeweerd and Art in Public.


Dr. Jonathan Chaplin is the first Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, Cambridge. He was Associate Professor of Political Theory at the Institute for Christian Studies, where he held the Dooyeweerd Chair of Social and Political Philosophy. Chaplin is a Cardus Senior Fellow.

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

The twentieth-century Dutch philosopher Herman 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. 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.

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

Lambert Zuidervaart makes a vigorous 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.


Event is Sponsored by Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics at the Institute for Christian Studies and hosted by Crux Books. Find the event poster here.

Date + Time

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 2:00pm


Leonard Hall, Wycliffe College
University of Toronto
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Toronto, Ontario