Political philosophy

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  • Jordan L. Perkins, @jordanlperkins:

Will never get over how, for ToJ era Rawls, human society is basically just a big corporation for generating stuff (not just goods and services, but prestigious jobs, etc.), and the real aim of justice is to ascertain how to divvy up the plunder.

The real break from the Aristotelian tradition is that the latter sees society as a scheme of cooperation without which distinctively *human* life is impossible--no man is an island, and so on--and that to pursue human life in society immerses one in a thick web of obligation.