Join Us on Sept 6th for a Discussion of Simon May’s “Why Strict Compliance?” with Jonathan Quong as Commentator.

How can Rawlsian ideal theory’s strict compliance assumption be warranted when so many problems of injustice arise precisely because many people fail to comply with their moral obligations? A standard answer is that the assumption is necessary to define the ideal society that should serve as the telos for political decision making: we should respond to injustice by moving towards that distant society as best we can. May offers a quite different answer to the question, one grounded in Rawls’s fundamental conception of society as a fair cooperative scheme.

For a discussion of this issue, please consider joining us Sept 6th for a Discussion of Simon May’s “Why Strict Compliance?” with Jonathan Quong servings as a commentator to kick off the discussion. OUP has kindly offered us open access to this paper so you can check it out here before the discussion begins.