Majorities and minorities cannot rightfully be taken at all into account in deciding questions of justice.
If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.
I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it.
Black power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it.
We get wise by asking questions, and even if these are not answered, we get wise, for a well-packed question carries its answer on its back as a snail carries its shell.
So I think ethics is the broader thing that’s less focused on prohibitions and is more perhaps looking at principles and questions and ideas about how to live your life.
To argue about justice is unavoidably to argue about virtues, about substantive moral and even spiritual questions.
Learning is the new skill. Imagination, creation and asking new questions are at its core.
That’s a central part of philosophy, of ethics. What do I owe to strangers? What do I owe to my family? What is it to live a good life? Those are questions which we face as individuals.
In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.