Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Joshua Cohen, Rawls and Occupying Philosophy
I listened to this podcast the other day. In it Professor Joshua Cohen a leading Rawlsian philosopher aligns the general outlook of A Theory of Justice to the "occupy" movement that has been significant recently both in the US and the UK. Whilst Cohen's remarks are rather slanted towards the US situation and also signally fail to address the question of whether the later Rawlsian conception of "political liberalism" fits as comfortably with the "occupy" movement as he suggests, it is, nonetheless, a very good, clear interview that outlines the general conception of "justice as fairness" very well.