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Rawls’ Political Constructivism 2

Seeking Justice in the Virtuality of Process

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The principles of justice result as a coherent best fit via a process of reflective equilibrium in which the independent political principles of a just liberal society are incorporated into the multiple conceptions of the good of a pluralistic society.

Staying with the Problem

The parties stay with the problem of the ordering and arrangement of the liberal political state.

Virtual Parties to the Original Position

On the other hand, the parties are real insofar as they are installed with all of the knowledge of human condition, all of the possibilities one might reasonably consider to be important to human life; a diverse plurality imbued with continuous and eternal change.

Creative Thought

Practical debate over ideas related to justice is a never-ending process in which the new returns eternally. New information, new perspectives, new ideas continually feed into the process.

At the limit, difference-in-itself, the only possible meta-perspective, becomes; is the force that propels the process forward. Duration is incorporated into every moment of reflective equilibrium.

To Be Human is Process

But our virtuality, vis a vis justice, is expressed in terms of all possible social conditions and conceptions of the good.

Minoritarian Justice

The original position sets up a virtual connectivity in which the parties, real in duration, engage in a political process of becoming vis a vis justice.



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Tomas Byrne

Jagged Tracks Music, Process Philosophy, Progressive Ethics, Transformative Political Theory, Informed Thrillers, XLawyer