University of Kansas, Spring 2004
Philosophy 555: Justice and Economic Systems

Class notes: Unger, chapter 5: “Between Some Harder Rocks and Rockier Hard Places: On Distortional Separating and Revelatory Grouping”

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  1. two strange psychological phenomena
    1. the Phenomenon of No Threshold (p. 119.8)
    2. the Phenomenon of Near-Tiebreaker (p. 121.7)
  2. two more puzzles
    1. Envelope vs. Bank Card (p. 125.5)
    2. Heart Card vs. Lesser Loss Card (p. 128.4)
  3. explanations
    1. projective grouping in the Lesser Loss Card, projective separating in the Heart Card
    2. projective grouping in the Bank Card, projective separating in the Envelope