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John Rawls: A Theory of Justice

Page history last edited by Jerome E. Jose 13 years, 11 months ago

Jerome E. Jose                                                                                     Feb.06,2009  

BS-IS                                                                                                   Sir.Paul Pajo

Book: Contemporary Moral Problems   

Library Reference: none

            Amazon Link:http://www.amazon.com/Contemporary-Moral-Problems-James-White/dp/0495553204/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1233910528&sr=1-1

              Quote:  

“The principles of of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance”

 

                What I expect to learn:  

·         I expect to learn everything about the the theory of our justice and to Mr. John Rawls 

                Review:

                          

                              The first principle of justice: Each person is to have an equal right to the most extensive basic liberty compatible with a similar liberty for others. “The second principle is also called the difference principle, and it specifies how economic advantages should be distributed. It has two parts. Firstly, there is the difference principle proper, the principle for the distribution of acquired wealth in society. This is basically the principle to regulate taxation and redistribution. The second part of the second principle is the principle of equal opportunity. It regulates access to coveted social positions - basically jobs and positions of authority.  This theory simply means that everything should be equal so that all will end well.                  

                 What I've learned:

 

I have now deeply understood the true meaning of A theory of Justice that John Rawls is talking  about  

          

                Integrative Questions:

·         To know the two principles of Justice. 

·         Who stated the theory of Justice?

·         To know what is the view of Rawls with Justice.

·         What is the main idea of justice?

·         What do you mean by justice as fairness?                                                                                                                                       

  • Carefully explain Rawl’s conception of the original position.

               We are all equal in our society. He said that Original Position, behind a 'veil of ignorance' that conceals from the parties facts about themselves.

 

  • State and Explain Rawl’s first principle of Justice.

               “Each person is to have an equal right to the most extensive basic liberty compatible with a similar liberty for others.”

 

  • State and Explain the second principle. Which principle has priority such that it cannot be sacrificed?

The second principle is also called the difference principle, and it specifies how economic advantages should be distributed. It has two parts. Firstly, there is the difference principle proper, the principle for the distribution of acquired wealth in society. This is basically the principle to regulate taxation and redistribution. The second part of the second principle is the principle of equal opportunity. It regulates access to coveted social positions. In short, it is for the equality of everyone in our society.            

 

 

 

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