Combining Philosophers

Ideas for Friedrich Schlegel, Hilary Putnam and Thomas Nagel

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25. Society / A. State of Nature / 3. Original Position / c. Difference principle
An egalitarian system must give priority to those with the worst prospects in life [Nagel]
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 3. Social Equality / a. Grounds of equality
Equality was once opposed to aristocracy, but now it opposes public utility and individual rights [Nagel]
In judging disputes, should we use one standard, or those of each individual? [Nagel]
The ideal of acceptability to each individual underlies the appeal to equality [Nagel]
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 3. Social Equality / b. Political equality
Equality can either be defended as good for society, or as good for individual rights [Nagel]
Democracy is opposed to equality, if the poor are not a majority [Nagel]
Equality nowadays is seen as political, social, legal and economic [Nagel]
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 4. Legal Rights / a. Basis of rights
A morality of rights is very minimal, leaving a lot of human life without restrictions or duties [Nagel]
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 6. Liberalism
A legitimate system is one accepted as both impartial and reasonably partial [Nagel]