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Single Idea 21034

[catalogued under 25. Society / B. The State / 3. Constitutions]

Full Idea

As Kant sees it, a just constitution aims at harmonising each individual's freedom with that of everyone else.

Gist of Idea

A just constitution harmonises the different freedoms

Source

Michael J. Sandel (Justice: What's the right thing to do? [2009], 05)

A Reaction

[source?] Nice statement of the project. I increasingly see political philosophy as constitution design. I say philosophers have got fifty years to design an optimum constitution, and they should then down tools and promote it, in simple language.

Book Reference

Sandel,Michael: 'Justice: what's the right thing to do?' [Penguin 2010], p.138