Rawls never defends the primary goods as goods in themselves. This liberalism says, in other words, that what makes the just society just is not the telos or purpose or end at which it aims, but precisely its refusal to choose in advance among competing purposes and ends.
He also argues that a society organized around the two principles of Justice as Fairness will be less prone to the disruptive effects of envy than will a utilitarian society.
To ascribe to them a full theory of the human good would fly in the face of the facts of pluralism, for such theories are deeply controversial. They suggest the truth in the "naive" view, that the justice or injustice of laws against abortion and homosexual sodomy may have something to do with the morality or immorality of these practices after all.
He also held that no one deserves the character traits he or she is born with, such as his or her capacity for hard work.
But would the parties to the OP prefer the Difference Principle to a utilitarian principle of distribution?
In TJ, this congruence between justice and goodness is the main basis for concluding that individual citizens will wholeheartedly accept the principles of justice as fairness.
However, precisely because stories have this seductive quality, we should be hugely suspicious of them; especially so when they are enlisted for illiberal causes. Do individual rights and the common good conflict?
Episodes are available on the Justice with Michael Sandel website. The laws defining the rights of marriage, divorce, and the ownership and inheritance of property by families and family members are presumably all part of the basic structure of society, as are provisions of the criminal law protecting the basic rights of family members not to be abused.
This leads to a classroom debate about war and conscription. Some of its main threads are pulled together by Samuel Freeman in his contribution to The Cambridge Companion to Rawls. The results of such a balance of power are not of interest to Rawls. The parties are motivated neither by benevolence nor by envy or spite.
Her work has been translated into over thirty languages. The public lecture was stellar - very inspiring. It is unreasonable, Rawls argues, to say that desert is a direct basis for distributional claims even if the socio-economic system is unfair.
Liberal Justice Sandel starts this section by looking at libertarian philosophies, and particularly the work of the late Robert Nozick, best known for Anarchy, State and Utopia The veil of ignorance, however, prevents the parties from knowing anything particular about the preferences, likes or dislikes, commitments or aversions of those persons.
Some social institutions can provoke envy and resentment. In the later theory, the primary goods are defended as facilitating the pursuit and revision, by the persons the parties represent, of their conceptions of the good.
He argues that each of us has certain fundamental duties and rights that take precedence over maximizing utility. Sandel believes that only a less-restrictive, looser version of the veil of ignorance should be postulated. Rawls followed his brother to Princeton.
The set-up of the OP suggests the following, informal argument for the difference principle: We especially enjoyed the interactive format. Rawls' argument depends on the assumption of the veil of ignorancewhich he claims allows us to become "unencumbered selves".
Yet such a conversion implies no change in our public or institutional identity.
See Robert Nozick It appeals to at least four types of intermediate good, each of which may be presumed to be of value to just about everyone: Is killing sometimes morally required? Sandel presents us with a three-cornered debate between utilitarian, liberal and communitarian perspectives, in which the latter, heavily reinforced by a dose of neo-ristotelianism, emerges the victor.
This account answers the question: On Rawls and Political Liberalism.
Regarding the first part of the argument from the OP, the crucial point is that the parties are stipulated to care about rights and liberties. Drawing on the ideas of TJ, these philosophers had developed quite demanding principles of international distributive justice.Michael Sandel asks whether a volunteer army is morally different from an army built by conscription.
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