Equality and democracy, justice and responsibility are among the issues to be addressed by philosophers and educators at a forum on social philosophy April 23-24 at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
The 23rd annual Bertram Morris Colloquium will examine "Equality in an Unequal World."
According to Stuart Rachels, a member of the philosophy department, the topic is a timely one.
"Right now in the United States, 1 percent of the population controls 40 percent of the wealth," he said. "Bill Gates alone is richer than 20 percent of the population combined."