Unformatted text preview: 6. Consider a principle that would allow governments to require that citizens practice some religion when that religion is embraced by a large majority of the population. You might think that you should choose this principle in the original position because you can expect to be in the majority with a high probability. What’s wrong with this reasoning, according to Rawls? Long Questions 1. A typical utilitarian will object to slavery on the ground that its benefits for the slaveholders are smaller than its cost for the slaves. Rawls would say that this objection to slavery misses the main moral objection to slavery. What is missing, according to Rawls? 2. In section 82 of A theory of justice Rawls defends his liberty principle by claiming that an unequal distribution is necessary for self-respect. Summarize and evaluate this argument....
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- Spring '08
- Philosophy, John Rawls, A Theory of Justice, Liberty Principle