Values File

Values File

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Unformatted text preview: talents or abilities, and from their own conceptions of the good. In other words, for Rawls the best reasons for making judgements we trust (objectivity) are determined by understanding the individual as an object. [Yet] Rawls' approach, Freire would argue, denies authenticity to humanity, and therefore dehumanizes human beings. By separating his activity from the total project, requiring no total critical attitude toward production, it dehumanizes him. The objectivity of which the Veil of Ignorance requires cannot be constructed without a subjective human perspective Freire, Paulo. "Education as the practice of freedom", In Education for critical consciousness. New York: Continuum. 1973 it is only when we understand the individual as subject that we can make judgements we trust. The individual That understood as subject relates to the world and can therefore begin to change it. As men relate to the world by responding to the challenges of the environment, they begin to dynamize, to master, and to humanize reality. They add to it something of their own making, by giving temporal meaning to geographic space, by creating culture. interplay of men's relations with the world and with their fellows does not (except in cases of repressive power) permit societal or cultural immobility This . As men create, re-create, and decide, historical epochs begin to take shape. And it is by creating, re-creating and deciding that men should participate in these epochs. Objectivity cannot come from the abstract realms of `reason', but from subjective experiences, from our interpretations of those experiences, and from the ways we see those experiences affecting the world. SLHS Value File Animals shouldn't be included in Veil of Ignorance Carruthers, Peter (2011). "Against the moral standing of animals." In C. Morris (ed.), Practical Ethics: questions of life and death. Oxford: Oxford University Press. http://www.philosophy.umd.edu/Faculty/pcarruthers/The%20Animals%20Issue.pdf Another suggestion is that people behind the veil of ignorance should be selecting moral rules in ignorance of their species, ju...
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