Rawls on Wall Street (20.10.11)
It's not the very greatest installment of "The Stone" (the New York Times' recurring blog featuring general interest essays by contemporary philosophers), but in my opinion it's at least not bad. At the very least, Mazie's essay provides a basic introduction to some of the main themes in Rawls's theory of justice. (Which we will be discussing in class soon enough.)
"Rawls on Wall Street," Steven Mazie (New York Times, Oct. 21, 2011)
Scanlon on Libertarianism (20.10.11)
Since we've been talking about diifferent conceptions of liberty in class recently (and will be for the next few days), I thought I'd pass along the following recent 'pop audience' article by Tim Scanlon (who we'll be reading shortly on the topic of freedom of expression).
Libertarianism and Liberty: How Not to Argue for Limited Government and Lower Taxes
(Boston Review, Oct. 19, 2011)