The Right Coast

February 16, 2005
Conservative philosophers
By Tom Smith

Admit it. It's nice to read some philosopher who makes you say, "that's right," and "that's right too!" Novel, but nice. Here's a whole blogful of conservative philosophers. Check out this essay on the Rawlsian structure of "basic structure." The idea that the basic structure of society can be transformed in any way that is an improvement--I concede it can be destroyed: ask the Chinese that managed to survive the cultural revolution without being eaten--is such a perfect example of academic hubris and stupidity. The essay linked above does a nice job addressing it.