Wednesday, November 09, 2011

John Rawls and Occupy Wall Street

What would John Rawls think about the Occupy Wall Street movement?  This interview with Stanford's  Prof. Cohen is interesting.
To celebrate Bank Transfer Day, I sat down with Stanford Professor of Political Science, Philosophy and Law Joshua Cohen to discuss how political philosopher John Rawls might view the Occupy Wall Street movement. The late Rawls, a Harvard professor and the author of A Theory of Justice, is widely recognized as the most important political philosopher of the 20th century. His theory about how to set up a just society, called ‘Justice as Fairness,’ could provide a legitimate philosophical framework for the Occupy the Wall Street movement. I talked with Cohen about what Rawls’ theory says, and what it means for the 99%.
A discussion of John Rawls, author of A Theory of Justice, on Occupy Wall Street

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