The Original Position

Luvell introduces us to the original position — and idea due to the most important political philosopher of the 20th Century, John Rawls. The original position is a way of thinking about what makes an institution or a society just.

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I am a member of the philosophy department at Syracuse University. I am also an Affiliate Faculty member of Women’s and Gender Studies and African American Studies. Prior to coming here, I was assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Memphis, where I taught from 2012 to 2018, and was the Alain Locke Postdoctoral Fellow at Pennsylvania State University before that. I earned my PhD in Philosophy at Rutgers University (2011).
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