Title

Understanding Structural Injustice: What Is a Sinful Social Structure?

About the Speaker

William E. & Virginia Clemens Professor of Economics and the Liberal Arts, Professor of Theology, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University

Professor Daniel Finn received his M.A. in Economics and his Ph.D. in Religious Social Ethics from the University of Chicago. He is the author of many articles and nine books, most recently Distant Markets, Distant Harms, Market Complicity and Christian Ethics (Oxford, 2014). He is also past president of the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic Theological Society of America.

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Location

Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College

Start Date

29-9-2016 7:00 PM

Description

For decades, official Catholic teaching has called our attention to the destructive impact of sinful social structures, even though it has never been explained what a social structure is or how one operates. Employing the insights of critical realist sociology to understand the character of social structures in general, we can come to understand how we are all influenced - for good and ill - by the various social structures within which we operate daily.

Daniel Finn Ph.D.

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Sep 29th, 7:00 PM

Understanding Structural Injustice: What Is a Sinful Social Structure?

Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College

For decades, official Catholic teaching has called our attention to the destructive impact of sinful social structures, even though it has never been explained what a social structure is or how one operates. Employing the insights of critical realist sociology to understand the character of social structures in general, we can come to understand how we are all influenced - for good and ill - by the various social structures within which we operate daily.