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The Ajax Dilemma: Who is "The Best of the Greeks"?
October 2, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cook-DeWitt Auditorium
HOMERathon IV Keynote Address
The Ajax Dilemma:
Who is "The Best of the Greeks"?
University of Texas at Austin
6:30 PM on Wednesday, October 2
Cook-DeWitt Auditorium, GVSU Allendale Campus
- How should we distribute rewards and public recognition without damaging the social fabric?
- How should we honor those whose behavior and achievement is essential to our overall success?
- Is it fair or right to lavish rewards on the superstar at the expense of the hardworking rank-and-file?
- How do we distinguish an impartial fairness from what is truly just?
Prof. Paul Woodruff builds his answer to these questions around the ancient conflict between Ajax and Odysseus over the armor of the slain warrior Achilles.