John Rawls - Rawls Monday, November 12, 2007 12:00 PM...

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*TEST: John Rawls will be significant* Classical social contract theory: Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean Jacque Rousseau. Justice as fairness. "The original position" according to the political philosophy of John Rawls. Distributive Justice according to John Rawls Distributibive justice concerns how the goods (and responsibilities) of society ought to be distributed among its members. i. air (ish) Ii. Water (ish) (a) natural goods (not socially distributable) distinct from i. CLEAN air Ii. CLEAN water (b) social goods ("rights and liberties, powers and opportunities, income and wealth") 1. Preliminaries: Social goods are the result of societal cooperation Social goods are rightly distributed according to the demands of justice /fairness (plus some other constraints, in particular, coordination, efficiency, and stability). free ± rational ± self interested (not necessarily egoist) ± equal ± The principles of social justice are those that persons who are would accept as governing their association
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John Rawls - Rawls Monday, November 12, 2007 12:00 PM...

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