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Friday, April 03, 2009

Rawls' Religion

There's a nice piece by Josh Cohen and Thomas Nagel in the Times on the subject of the religious roots of Jack Rawls' philosophy. If you haven't read about Rawls, you should. He's important. He provided the philosophical base and moral justification for modern liberalism. The extent to which he grounded his theory of justice in religious principles is an eye-opener for some of his more extreme secularist fans.

Read it here.