[Rawls vs. Nozick] Justice and Equality

  • A Theory of Justice (1971) – John Rawls
  • Anarchy, State and Utopia (1974) – Robert Nozick

In Ethics, the primary question is what is good and what is right. How does equality play the role here? Is equality the precondition of being just? Is equality the result of a just society? Has equality nothing to do with justice? Or does equality actually violate some justice?

The debate between Rawls and Nozick has been a hot topic of this context and helps you philosophize your own ideas.

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[Michel Foucault] This Is Not A Pipe

  • Title: This is not a pipe – “Ceci n’est pas une pipe”
  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Translated: James Harkness
  • Published: 1983
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • ISBN: 978-0-520-23694-3

Ceci n’est pas une pipe.

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[Ludwig Wittgenstein] Philosophical Investigations

  • Title: Philosophical Investigations: The German Text, with a Revised English Translation 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
  • Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Published: 1953
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 3 edition (Dec. 2001)
  • ISBN-10: 0631231277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631231271
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[George Orwell] Homage to Catalonia

  • Title: Homage to Catalonia
  • Author: George Orwell
  • Published: 1938
  • Publisher: The Folio Society, London (1998)

Spanish Civil War has not been a popular subject, and I only had a fragmentary notion of it. George Orwell’s vivid illustration of his experience in the war surely ignites my curiosity to know more about what has really happened.

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