“Political philosophy is realistically utopian when it extends what are ordinarily thought of as the…”

Date

source

share

“Political philosophy is realistically utopian when it extends what are ordinarily thought of as the limits of practical political possibility. Our hope for the future of our society rests on the belief that the nature of the social world allows reasonably just constitutional democratic societies existing as members of the Society of Peoples.”

John Rawls, The Law of Peoples

Originally appeared on Philosophy Bits Read More

More
articles

More
news

The importance of doubting

by Massimo Pigliucci There is freedom of thought, and each one can sustain what he wants, as for me, I...

The danger of ethics without empathy

The relationship between morality and emotion has divided thinkers for centuries. Most contemporary ethical systems demand impartiality; that we should...