Of course more engagement in discussion is welcome, and watch for my occasional contributions aimed at clarifying the material in the chapter.
200-300 words is a good length for a post, but I’m more interested in informed engagement with the material.
Here are a few review questions from the reading to get us started.
- Explain Plato’s conception of justice. How does it differ from contemporary liberal views of justice.
- Why is Plato no fan of democracy?
- In what way does Locke see us as having a natural right to liberty?
- What is the function of government according to Locke an how is it justified?
- How does Locke justify property rights?
- Explain the tragedy of the commons an how it present a challenge to a Lockean conception of property rights?
- How does the creation of wealth and property I our society differ from the idealized individualistic conception Locke offers.
- Explain Rawls’ two principles of social justice as fairness.
- How does Rawls’ employ the idea of the original position and the veil of ignorance in supporting his principle of social justice?