Rawls and the Law at Fordham

by Micah on November 7, 2003

“Larry Solum”:http://lsolum.blogspot.com/ has everything you might want to know about the conference being held at Fordham, starting “here”:http://lsolum.blogspot.com/2003_11_01_lsolum_archive.html#106389652088157908. Solum’s converage includes a nice introduction to the basic terms of the Rawls literature. Wish I could be at the conference myself. Maybe Fordham is planning a symposium publication? It’d be nice to read what many of the panelists have to say.

bq. UPDATE: Solum is giving terrific coverage of the conference. Go “here”:http://lsolum.blogspot.com/2003_11_01_lsolum_archive.html#106822753149133955 and scroll up.

bq. UPDATE II: Solum has “completed”:http://lsolum.blogspot.com/2003_11_01_lsolum_archive.html#106832603845533110 his remarkable coverage of the Rawls conference. Weighing in at more than twelve thousand words in two days, I think it’s the most impressive blogging performance I’ve seen since the early war coverage. And for those of us who couldn’t be at the conference, we couldn’t have asked for a better, or more knowledgeable, correspondent. Kudos, and many thanks, to Solum.



Lawrence Solum 11.08.03 at 9:17 pm

I’ve just finished the last post in the series. There are twelve in total. THe series started on November 7 and continues through November 8. You can follow Micah’s link and scroll up.


Shai 11.10.03 at 9:37 am

solum is the man.

can someone explain to me in more detail what “brackets truth” means in the 11th post? i can guess at it, but the context isn’t as helpful as i’d like


Lawrence Solum 11.12.03 at 3:25 am

There is a controversy in metaethics as to whether moral propositions (and thus the propositions of Rawls’s theory) can be true or false. Rawls wants to avoid this controversy in metaethics, and so he brackets the “truth-status” of his claims. Email me if you would like a more detailed answer to this question.

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