Friday, April 29, 2011

John Rawls' theory of justice at local shore



"...I have a very strong sense of justice, so if I feel that there're people who are being treated unfairly, if I feel that there is an unfair distribution of resources, I would want to be in there [the Parliament], to step in, to be the 'doer' to change things instead of standing by the sideline and complaining."
(Interview with Strait Times Razor TV dated 21 April 2011)

Nicole Seah, 24-year-old National Solidarity Party's candidate for Singapore's 2011 General Election, seems to have adopted John Rawls' theory where 'justice' is understood as fairness. No doubt there are problems Rawls' idea, but one can appreciate his argument without agreeing with everything he said.

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