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"Falling in Love with Social Democracy," By Fred Baumann

That a political regime cannot be sustained by principles and institutions alone is something Martha Nussbaum understands. The regime has to be supported by the sentiments of the citizens. 2,408 more words

Essays And Reviews

Rawls Against Meritocracy

The great political philosopher John Rawls has a great quote against meritocracy that I’d like to share. Often, we see meritocracy as this brilliant idea where everyone gets  379 more words

Blogs In English

Would the reckless maritime protests of @Greenpeace be tolerated on land?

Were the Greenpeace runabouts observing maritime safety rules such as avoiding collisions and giving way? Any protester that behaved like that in a car would be immediately arrested and charged. 230 more words

Politics - USA

John Rawls on Justice

John Bordley Rawls (1921 – 2002) was an American moral and political philosopher. He held the James Bryant Conant University Professorship at Harvard University and the… 296 more words


Meeting discussion points from 14th July 2015

Apologies for not taking as comprehensive a set of notes as usual, so the richness of our discussion will not be adequately reflected. We picked up on last month’s discussion, prompted by John Rawls, on trying to understand fairness in a more qualified manner. 390 more words

Meeting Discussion Points