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Unformatted text preview: John Rawls - A Theory Of Justice Saturday, March 29, 2008 12:22 AM Section 1-5 Chapter I - Justice As Fairness 1. The Role Of Justice i. Justice is the first virtue of social institutions 1. Laws and Institutions must be reformed or abolished if they are unjust 2. "justice denies that the loss of freedom for some is made right by a greater good shared by others" (Rawls 4). 3. "an injustice is tolerable only when it is necessary to avoid an even greater injustice" (Rawls 4). ii. Principles of Social Justice 1. "they provide a way of assigning rights and duties in the basic institutions of society and they define the appropriate distributions of the benefits and burdens of social cooperation" (Rawls 4). 2. "institutions are just when no arbitrary distinctions are made" (Rawls 5) iii. 3 Problems connected to Justice 1. Must take into account the wider connections...
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