Saturday, December 03, 2005

Consider Phlebas: The Difference Principle, Wealthy Swedes And A Question

Both Paul and I have a liking for Rawls, and he actually understood it when we studied it, I merely scraped a pass. It's nice therefore to see he still gets mentioned in discussions, this time on Consider Phlebas:
That would seem to have not just radically generally anti-Rawlsian but also radically anti-democratic implications, because it would cut the link between a legitimate government and some form of consent to it by refusing to acknowledge there was anything that needed to be consented to.
Paul, care to give Robert an opinion?
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1 comment:

PaulJ said...

Opinion given. Rawls actually has a clear if slightly too idealistic response to that criticism, but I've tried to explain it as best I can over at CP.