Deconstructing Authority and Legitimacy
I have touched on ideas based on this Bleeding Heart Libertarians post.
To remind everyone on what I said in my previous post:
I just want to point out that saying that justice requires X doesn’t commit you to saying that feminism may impose or enforce X. Justice might require X, but it might be illegitimate for feminism to impose X.To begin, I have issues with coercive strategies to improve the welfare of any group despite the situation, as people we are born equal in the sense that I may not impose or force anything on you and you may not do this to me. That is equality.
I refer you to this article from Bleeding Heart Libertarians, which deals with two concepts of justice, one as a set of ideals and the other as a problem solver, now, I refer you to this article from Fidelbogen's excellent Counter-Feminist.
Let's consider justice as a set of ideals from the Bleeding Heart post:
1. Justice as a Set of Ideals: Now let's look at justice as a problem solver:
Norms of justice tells us how a society would have to be structured to be morally flawless. Satisfying these norms does not make a society literally the best imaginable from a moral point of view, but it does put it and everyone within that society above moral reproach.
2. Justice as a Problem-Solver:Let's me be honest here, I see justice as a mix between both of these, both as an ideal and a problem solver based on these
Human beings face a problem: how to live together in morally good way despite having conflicts of interest, limited altruism, and limited competence. “Justice” refers to the moral norms that would make the best of this situation, without imagining these problems to have gone away. A society that eliminates even potential conflicts of interest, has perfect altruism, etc., doesn’t achieve justice, but transcends it.