terça-feira, 6 de setembro de 2011

A política de acordo com a não-tábula rasa

"A nonblank slate means that a tradeoff between freedom and material equality is inherent to all political systems. The major political philosophies can be defined by how they deal with the tradeoff. The Social Darwinist right places no value on equality; the totalitarian left places no value on freedom. The Rawlsian left sacrifices some freedom for equality; the libertarian right sacrifices some equality for freedom. While reasonable people may disagree about the best tradeoff, it is unreasonable to pretend there is no tradeoff. And that in turn means that any discovery of innate differences among individuals is not forbidden knowledge to be supressed but information that might help us decide on these tradeoffs in an intelligent and humane manner."

Steven Pinker - The Blank Slate

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