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RAWLS “THE LAW OF THE PEOPLES” LECTURE 2

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Department
Political Science
Course
POL101Y1
Professor
Seth Jaffe
Semester
Winter

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RAWLS “THE LAW OF THE PEOPLES” LECTURE 2 1. Two original positions reprise: a law of peoples (page 37) 2. Liberal toleration and decent peoples 3. What makes peoples decent? 4. Basic answer to human rights + decent consultation hierarchy 5. Kazanistan – a stylized decent peoples - Common understanding for the basis of our society - There is a spectrum of liberalism, there is a soc welfare and the conservative - Rawls is closer to the social welfare understanding of liberalism - Extending the position to international relations his social contract - Just as individual peoples we would agree on principles to live together - Just as liberal peoples would agree on international rules of conduct - Both are done behind a veil of ignorance - There are 8 principles on page 38 - It is a just way of regulating relations between liberal peoples - There are similarities between him and Kant - In Rawls there needs to be different typology of the states, more than just liberal and non liberal, there might be more Difference between state and peoples - Peoples – moralized concept – rules by the same govt, share moral views, common sympathies, demand acknowledgment of their extinct - Fair terms of cooperation’s assuming reciprocity - They will not impose their views on other peoples Decent peoples - Turkey, Pakistan – possible real life examples - Decent peoples are deserving of respect - Because liberal peoples need to be tolerant of other people - Liberal system is the best system but they cannot impose their views on other peoples - Liberal and decent peoples would agree to the same principles on page 38 - Together they comprise a society of well ordered peoples - They have to be respected b
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