Rawls, Nozick, and Smart

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/5/10 Lecture 1
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11/5/10 What is distributive justice? If there is an unlimited number of goods, how is it just to distribute them
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11/5/10 How did Rawls think one should distribute goods? Rawls developed a set of principles to distribute goods
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11/5/10 What is the problem with asking how to distribute There are class-based answers, so they are seen justly distributed from wherever one is within the system
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11/5/10 So what does Rawls suggest? He suggests to distribute things behind a veil of ignorance Heuristic device that takes out the particularities (school, religion, class) so that we become pure rational beings Look from every point of view This will lead to the fair decision
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How does Rawls dispute that utilitarian's view is best Due to the initial inequality, nobody would be willing to become lesser or unequal In the system of production, everyone would have incentive. However, the shorter end in a
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