Hi everyone, I’ve been working on this paper for a number of years, and it is finally under revise-and-resubmit. Given that I work in a very small department and am not great at networking, I could really use some help vetting my revisions. I would be very grateful if anyone here is willing to read it and send thoughts about it my way (revisions are in red). Here is a brief abstract:
This paper systematically extends John Rawls’ original position to nonideal theory, showing how the parties to a “nonideal original position” ought to prioritize four types of nonideal primary goods over Rawls’ principles and priority relations, and then agree to five lexically ordered principles for distributing those goods under nonideal conditions. All five principles (and their orderings) are also shown to fare very well in reflective equilibrium, cohering with a number of pretheoretic moral intuitions.
Here is the paper: Foundations of a Nonideal Theory of Justice.