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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, pt. I

Hola Everybody,
I once tried a writing project in which I would take on a range of systemic issues that I labelled the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. 1,446 more words

Michael Oakeshott and the Postulates of Individuality

A newly published paper by Andrew Norris in Political Theory

Michael Oakeshott’s political philosophy is the most sophisticated and compelling liberal alternative to the progressive, state-centered liberalism of John Rawls and Jürgen Habermas. 514 more words

Michael Oakeshott

Is It Moral to Have Children?

My latest blog post for The Jerusalem Post:

The question is strange but not crazy: Should we have children? Are there cases when we shouldn’t? 758 more words

Judaism

E19 - Rawls and Nozick

The last episode, in which we deal with the two intellectual giants of the 20th century – John Rawls and Robert Nozick.

https://historyofliberalism.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/thole19.mp3

Podcast

The paradox of tolerance

The paradox of tolerance arises when a tolerant person holds antagonistic views towards intolerance, and hence is intolerant of it. The tolerant individual would then be by definition intolerant of intolerance. 290 more words

Paradoxes

The 3 Most Rewarding Philosophical Inquiries

Despite the ambitious name of this post, I do not think that these questions are “most rewarding” for anyone but myself. On top of that, since I’ve explored so few possible candidates for this title, I’m sure there are many more philosophical questions that I myself would find more rewarding to research. 795 more words

Philosophy

Rawls: What's Old Is New Again

In his book Political Liberalism, the influential 20th-century philosopher John Rawls channeled some common sense from the 19th century:

“The most intractable struggles … are confessedly for the sake of the highest things: for religion, for philosophical views of the world, and for different moral conceptions of the good.

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Politics