Creative Writing, Philosophy

Snowdrift (seeing with eyes closed)

“They are struggles which question the status of the individual: on one hand, they assert the right to be different, and they underline everything which makes individuals truly individual. On the other hand, they attack everything which separates the individual, breaks his links with others, splits up community life, forces the individual back on himself,… Continue reading Snowdrift (seeing with eyes closed)


Interpretation of Joseph Raz

So this is the essay I ultimately turned in. I got an A on it, if that means anything. The Legitimacy of Laws The central issue in Raz’s “Morality of Freedom” is determining the legitimacy of both an authority and the laws it decrees. According to Raz, all authoritative laws are either neither redundant nor… Continue reading Interpretation of Joseph Raz


A Short Note on Comparing the Legitimacy of Authority

The following is an argument I started making in my paper, only to realize it didn't fit in with the prompt I am writing to. Still, for some reason (perhaps translucently clear to me), this argument intrigues me and touches something deep inside me. I decide to share here, and perhaps I will expand on this… Continue reading A Short Note on Comparing the Legitimacy of Authority


Arbitrary from of a Moral Point of View

What does “arbitrary from of a moral point of view” mean? From Handout:  “Rawls wishes to reject accidents in natural endowments and contingencies of social circumstances from forming the basis of institutional discrimination(These accidents in natural endowments are not themselves necessarily unfair)”  My Thoughts: The distribution of goods should not be unequally partitioned on the basis of arbitrary means.… Continue reading Arbitrary from of a Moral Point of View