Search Criteria


Key Word Search by:

Organization Type

State or Jurisdiction

Congressional District


Division or Office

Grants to:

Date Range Start

Date Range End

  • Special Searches

    Product Type

    Media Coverage Type


Search Results

Grant number like: AQ-50026-09

Permalink for this Search

Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
Award Number Grant ProgramAward RecipientProject TitleAward PeriodApproved Award Total
Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
AQ-50026-09Education Programs: Enduring Questions: Pilot Course GrantsDominican UniversityGandhi and Western Classics7/1/2009 - 12/31/2010$24,765.00ChristopherA.Colmo   Dominican UniversityRiver ForestIL60305-1099USA2009Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralEnduring Questions: Pilot Course GrantsEducation Programs24765023871.780

The preparation and teaching of a senior-level undergraduate seminar that addresses the question of justice through works by Gandhi and classical Western philosophers.

The proposed course will engage students in inquiry on the question "What is justice?" through a comparison of Gandhi and two Stoic philosophers, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius, as well as Plato, Aristotle, and Tolstoy. Themes likely to emerge from this discussion include (1) the nature of and basis for universal claims about justice and a common human family; (2) the relation between non-violence and the primacy of morality as a human good, and (3) the competing claims of emotion and reason in defining justice. The discussion format of the course presupposes the creation of a pre-disciplinary community of inquiry rather than an expert presentation by a professional in a discipline. Shared textual inquiry will be partnered with discussion of Richard Attenborough's film and Philip Glass's opera about Gandhi, thereby expanding discussion to include the aesthetic. Students will also have occasion to engage in cross-cultural dialogue about the meaning of justice.