David Rondel


“Political philosophy has no special access to fundamental truths, or reasonable ideas, about justice and the common good, or to other basic notions.  Its merit, to the extent it has any, is that by study and reflection it may elaborate deeper and more instructive conceptions of basic political ideas that help us to clarify our judgments about the institutions and policies of a democratic regime.”

- John Rawls, Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy

“The end of human activity is not rest, but rather richer and better human activity.”

                                                          - Richard Rorty, Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth