UC San Diego
POLITICAL IDEALS and the FEASIBILITY FRONTIER
- Author(s): Wiens, D
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Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1017/S0266267115000164
I present an analysis of feasibility that generalizes the economic concept of a production possibility frontier and develop a model of the feasibility frontier using the familiar possible worlds technology. I then use the model to show that we cannot reasonably expect that adopting political ideals as long-term reform objectives will guide us toward the realization of morally optimal feasible states of affairs. I conclude by proposing that political philosophers turn their attention to the analysis of actual social failures rather than political ideals.