A special session of the Gotham Philosophical Society at the Long Island Philosophical Society Annual Conference

Shane Epting’s latest book applies the concept of moral ordering to urban affairs. It demonstrates how multi-stakeholder engagement can enhance the quality of city life while supporting ambitions such as ethical urban sustainability and human flourishing. Epting argues for moral ordering, a process designed to address issues involving different stakeholder groups, such as municipal officials and residents. By employing moral ordering, a view comes into focus, revealing that the attention that each group receives reflects their place in the process, providing the necessary degree of moral respect. Finally, Epting shows how moral ordering can lead to urban enlightenment.

Please join us for a discussion of this new work, between the author and a distinguished panel of readers.

Saturday, April 1, 2023, 2:30pm-5pm

D’Angelo Center, Rm. 410 on the campus of St. John’s University 

Special thanks to the Long Island Philosophical Society

This is a FREE event.

Shane Epting, Missouri University of Science and Technology


Uma Balakrishnan, St. John’s University

Margaret Cuonzo, Long Island University

Michael Menser, Brooklyn College/Graduate Center, CUNY