On this episode of the “American Mind,” Mark Blitz compares contemporary liberalism (perhaps best articulated in the thought of John Rawls) and the natural rights liberalism of thinkers like John Locke.
In this video, Professor Mark Thorsby offers an introduction to the basic concepts of John Rawls.
In a Yale Open Course lecture, Professor Gendler explores John Rawls’ central claims: that “justice is the first virtue of social institutions,” and that the just society is that which rational and self-interested individuals would choose for themselves… More
Thomas Pogge describes what it was like to study under John Rawls.
00:00 – Chapter 1. Principle of Justice I: Distribution of Liberties 04:46 – Chapter 2. Principle of Justice IIb: Fair Equality of Opportunity 09:16 – Chapter 3. Principle of Justice IIa: Incomes and Wealth 23:21 – Chapter 4.… More
Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) The next and final Enlightenment tradition to be examined in the class is that of John Rawls, who, according to Professor Shapiro, was a hugely important figure not only in contemporary political philosophy, but also… More
In this archival footage from Free To Choose Network, James Buchanan and Friedrich Hayek discuss the meaning of the term “social justice”. Hayek concludes that John Rawls erred in his distributive scheme and that the term social justice has no… More
PART ONE: A LESSON IN LYING Immanuel Kants stringent theory of morality allows for no exceptions. Kant believed that telling a lie, even a white lie, is a violation of ones own dignity. Professor Sandel asks students to test Kants theory with this… More
Summary: PART ONE: WHATS A FAIR START? Is it just to tax the rich to help the poor? John Rawls says we should answer this question by asking what principles you would choose to govern the distribution of income and wealth if you did not know who you were,… More