Distributive Justice: Egalitarianism versus Libertarianism

This paper was written for my Intro to Philosophy course... For a PDF version, click here. John Rawls’ “veil of ignorance”-based egalitarian justice, as he describes it in “Justice and Fairness,” presents a very different view of what a fair society looks like compared to Robert Nozick’s account in “Distributive Justice” of the libertarian stance. … Continue reading Distributive Justice: Egalitarianism versus Libertarianism

Going Beyond the Evidence: James’ “Will to Believe”

This essay was written for my Intro to Philosophy course. For a PDF version, click here. In his essay “The Will to Believe,” William James argues that in special cases, a person is justified in believing a hypothesis which has positive implications for the believer but is not necessarily supported by sufficient evidence. James begins … Continue reading Going Beyond the Evidence: James’ “Will to Believe”