A Theory of Global Justice. Göran Collste. 1. Last time…. 1. Rawls A Theory of Justice .. two principles… 2. Political Liberalism ; justice in plural societies…”overlapping consensus”. 3. The Law of Peoples : a theory of global justice…
“A Global Village” – is it just?
Assume that I live a life in prosperity and welfare. My next door neighbour, on the other hand, lives in poverty and misery. Let us also assume that many years ago my grandparents stole the land from my present neighbour’s grandparents and our present difference in welfare is related to this historical fact. Then, it seems that my neighbour with good reasons could demand to get a part of my land or income, and thus, that I have some moral obligations to my neighbour. And these obligations are generated by the acts of my forefather.