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Unformatted text preview: Section 11/30/10 06/12/2010 16:54:00 See handout for 11/29/10 Utilitarian and Kantian are mutually exclusive views The apogee of liberalism is the Kantian view of our constitution found in O’Connor’s opinion in Planned Parenthood v. Casey ← ← Really interesting that in Britain they see gay marriage as such a fundamental right that they cannot see it in any way but being allowed • So it can be said that eventually it will become so. • Are marriage and voting natural rights? Basic rights? Or are they revocable social privileges, as voting is in Texas, where felons can’t do it…? ← ← Rawls’s Political Liberalism: If you properly bracket your personal beliefs, you can come to overlapping consensus with other reasonable persons. ← Communitarian Reasoning – If we bracket our true beliefs than we are in trouble. We lose our moral point of departure; all discussion of justice must refer to a prior notion...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2012 for the course ER 022 taught by Professor Michaelsandel during the Fall '10 term at Harvard.
- Fall '10