Dylan Miars, Sophomore Political Science Major, Presents Paper at a Leading Professional Political Theory Conference

In March, at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society in New Orleans, Dylan Miars, a sophomore political science and global studies double major, presented the paper " Rawls on Majority Rule: A Case Study of Majority Rule as a Philosophical Non-Primitive". Drawing on multiple writings by John Rawls, its basic argument is that claims (that Rawls' conceptions of reflective equilibrium and overlapping consensus are meaningless because they are aggregated from individuals) are mistaken because they misinterpret how Rawls uses majority rule.