One of the best books that I have ever read. You learn history of philosophy and theories of justice, but more than anything you learn to doubt about everything you thought you believed.
Some books are interesting. Some useful. Some inspiring. There are a few who really touch, and kindle a passion. This book is one of those few ones. It reminds me of the time when I was a bookworm at university, wrestling with the philosophical puzzles that seemed hardly relevant to daily life. This book is particular good in that it is able to apply the philosophical principles to daily life. I remember I was never impressed by utilitarianism. Libertarianism once impressed me, but I often feel a bit uncomfortable about the idea that people are just free to do whatever they want as long as they don't affect others. I begin to see the ingenuity of Rawl's theory. It best reconciles the ideas of freedom and equality. If we are the lucky ones who have talent and wealth, we shouldn't be predatory. We should only deserve more if we use our talent and wealth to create value for the whole society so that even the weaker ones can benefit. I think this is real humanitarian....Continua
I've been attracted by the DVD that I would like to buy a book to read. I am always a reader than a watcher. I enjoyed reading more than watching the DVD I think. Well....maybe I am not up to the level as the author. I found it difficult to follow when I read further. It's not easy to understand the concept of each argument on the justice.
One thing I like is that the author tried to include many daily examples which are really helpful in explaining the difficult concepts in the theory behind. I think I née o read it again sometime in the future so that I could really grasp what it means....