To anyone wondering why I havent been reading and responding to blog comments as much lately as I usually do (or why Im even farther behind on email than usual) both my car and my home computer are currently malfunctioning, plus Im teaching a course overload this semester, so my time on the computer is limited to a few hours caught between classes at the office. Hope to have at least some of that fixed soon.
Archive | September 25, 2009
Justice As Squareness
The Pythagoreans held that justice is a square number. Theres dispute about what this meant. But just in case I ever decide to write about it, I hereby lay claim to first formulation (at least I cant find precedent on the internet) of the ideal title for any such discussion: Justice As Squareness.
(Note: by laying claim I dont mean, of course, forbidding anyone else to use it. I just mean that if I do eventually decide to use it, and someone else has used it in the meantime, they wont be able to claim that I swiped it from them.)
(Note deux: and for those wondering why this title is ideal Justice As Fairness is the title or partial title of four (well, three and a half) different works by John Rawls, as well as a phrase used frequently throughout, and made famous by, his entire œuvre.)