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September 08, 2012


"...Jean-Pierre Dupuy proposed a convincing critique of John Rawl's theory of justice: in the Rawls model of a just society, social inequalities are tolerated only in so far they also help those at the bottom of the social ladder, and in so far as they are not based on inheritied hierarchies, but on natural inequalities, which are considered contingent, not signifying merit. What Rawls doesn't see is how such a society would create the conditions for an uncontrolled explosion of resentment: in it, I would know that my inferior status is fully justified, and would be deprived of blaming my failure on social injustice."

- Slavoj Zizek, How to Read Lacan

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 8, 2012 12:08 PM