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Rawls and Fraternity: “Well, there it is, kids: my mother land.”

Posted by | August 25 | Comments Off on Rawls and Fraternity: “Well, there it is, kids: my mother land.”

(A version of this blog is available at the UC, Davis Institute for Social Sciences.)     I leave for Germany and Switzerland tomorrow morning and have two weeks of adventure planned. This will be my first time visiting the region and apparently I have a whole bunch of ancestral landmarks to visit. My great-grandfather, […]

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Rawls and Fraternity: “Mouth-breather?”

Posted by | August 20 | Comments Off on Rawls and Fraternity: “Mouth-breather?”

(A version of this blog is available at the UC, Davis Institute for Social Sciences.)     It’s official now. I’ve come to the point where the foundations for fraternity are set in Rawls’ theory and it’s now to time to identify what exactly Rawls means by it. As I’ve concluded the last couple of […]

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Rawls and Fraternity: “What is my purpose?” . . . “You pass butter.”

Posted by | August 11 | Comments Off on Rawls and Fraternity: “What is my purpose?” . . . “You pass butter.”

(A version of this blog is available at the UC, Davis Institute for Social Sciences.)     This week, as I started to think about fraternity as a political virtue, I started thinking about why political virtues are so important. Once we realize that there is an intermediate set of political virtues (i.e. the “Mezzanine […]

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Rawls and Fraternity: “I’m gonna build these different levels…like Ancient Egypt.”

Posted by | August 4 | Comments Off on Rawls and Fraternity: “I’m gonna build these different levels…like Ancient Egypt.”

(A version of this blog is available at the UC, Davis Institute for Social Sciences.)     Levels. They’ve been on my mind for the last couple of weeks – levels. Not like Kramer in that Seinfeld episode (although, a room full of tiered platforms sounds awesome), but more in terms of the levels of […]

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Rawls and Fraternity: A Little Background

Posted by | July 21 | Comments Off on Rawls and Fraternity: A Little Background

(A version of this blog is available at the UC, Davis Institute for Social Sciences.)   My summer project has been underway for a couple of weeks now, but I have started in earnest this past week. The project focuses on an important concept in modern liberalism, namely the role of fraternity in civil society […]

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