November 13, 2017

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Today’s episode takes a deep dive into social contract theory, and in particular, one of the most influential works of modern philosophy, John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice, with guest philosopher Aaron Rabi, host of the terrific podcast Embrace The Void.

After the discussion, we end with the answer to Thomas Takes the Bar Exam Question #49.

Show Notes & Links

  1. Check out Embrace The Void by clicking here.

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  • [00:00:00] Commercial
  • [00:00:10] Intro
  • [00:02:50] Interview: Aaron Rabi about John Rawls
    • [00:04:20] Social contract theory
    • [00:18:00] Federalism
    • [00:21:25] Rawls original position
    • [00:22:30] Veil of Ignorance
    • [00:29:20] Rawls first principle
    • [00:32:33] Rawls second principle and murder hospital
  • [00:40:10] Commercial
    • [00:41:27] Maximan principle
    • [00:44:20] Rawls equal liberty principle
    • [00:53:50] What is a permissible inequality?
    • [00:55:55] The balance
    • [01:01:45] State of nature
    • [01:10:10] Apologetics and where do our rights come from
    • [01:11:35] Take away
  • [01:16:05] Thomas Takes the Bar Exam: A furniture dealer tries to repossess property after buyer fails to pay uses a defense of unconscionability (answer)
  • [01:20:05] Outro

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