Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Cresendo Must Have Been Grand.

Some folks at Oxford have just put John Rawls' A Theory of Justice: The Musical

I can only imagine the cresendo must have been grand.
Thus to see our place in society from the perspective of this position [OP] is to see it sub specie aeternitatis: it is to regard the human situation not only from all social but also from all temporal points of view. (TOJ, 2005, p587)

Monday, February 11, 2013

In Awe of Bernard Williams

In his Lecture on Ethics, Ludwig Wittgenstein says
"If a man could write a book  on Ethics which really was a book on Ethics, this book would, with an explosion, destroy all the other books in the world."
It strikes that Bernard Williams Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy has probably come the closest to making good on Wittgenstein's remark.