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    normative framework. How you get there is another question involving the nitty gritty of politics. But, I think that we don't get there by abandoning the terms in which the normative ideal is framed. Maybe Rawls' position is ultimately untenable. There are critics within the liberal philosophical tradition. However, I found the diary very hasty in dismissing a concept that is at the center of the most influential American political philosopher of the 20th century's articulation of liberal ideals. I wanted to get that across. I wish I had time to write up a diary on Rawls or do a regular series on political philosophy/philosophers. Alas, academia is cut throat and every moment not spent on research and publications feels like a moment wasted.

    Passive renunciation is not the whole of wisdom.

    by play jurist on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 03:28:07 AM PST

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