Richard pogge lecture 20: the history of life on earth


Rawls' theory of "justice as fairness" recommends equal basic rights, equality of opportunity, and promoting the interests of the least advantaged members of society. Rawls's argument for these principles of social justice uses a thought experiment called the " original position ", in which people select what kind of society they would choose to live under if they did not know which social position they would personally occupy. In his later work Political Liberalism (1993), Rawls turned to the question of how political power could be made legitimate given reasonable disagreement about the nature of the good life.

Philosophers talk about 'knowing that', and 'knowing how'. But what is involved in knowing another person? Katalin Farkas of the Central European University discusses this question in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. 


Richard Pogge Lecture 20: The History Of Life On Earth

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