theory of justice rawls musical

The Theory of Justice Musical is the Nerdiest Thing You’ll See All Day

theory of justice rawls musical

First, Zizek gets his own operas, now this. “A Theory of Justice: The Musical” (ATOJTM, for short) had a brief run earlier this year in Oxford and a later revival in July, to rave reviews. Philosopher Nigel Warburton proclaimed “I cried with laughter for most of two hours. ”

In order to draw inspiration for his magnum opus, John Rawls travels back through time to converse (in song) with a colourful cast of political philosophers, including Plato, Locke, Rousseau and Mill. But the journey is not as smooth as he hoped: for as he pursues his love interest, the beautiful student Fairness, through history, he must escape the evil designs of his libertarian arch-nemesis, Robert Nozick, and the objectivist seductress, Ayn Rand. Will Rawls achieve his goal of defining Justice as Fairness? The world’s first feature-length musical about political philosophy showcases a script steeped in drama, humour and romance – with a musical score that covers everything from rap battles to power ballads.

Apparently, Marx is portrayed as a crazy homeless person.

You can pay to watch it on Vimeo, or read a synopsis on Wikipedia.