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Daniel Washington Mr. Warner PHIL 2010 July 13, 2015 A Theory of Justice by John Rawls John Rawls’ view is that there are two basic principles of justice. The first principle states that all people should have compatible basic rights, whereas the second principle states that equality of opportunity can be achieved when social and economic inequalities are arranged in a way where they will work to everyone’s advantage. From Rawls’ assertion, these two basic these two principles can create a social institution that evenly distributes rights and duties, and they can also create a system in which social cooperation will take precedence over meritocratic interests. Hence, having an impartial and objective attitude on what works for society as a whole can also lead into using the two basic principles of justice as perquisites for an equitable society. Without impartiality and objectivity, people could use their own biases to determine who should obtain maximum basic liberties. Thus, if people’s self-interests were to be divided on a
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