10 (RAWLS) - INTA 2210 - 9/29/10 (RAWLS) John Rawls...

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INTA 2210 - 9/29/10 (RAWLS) John Rawls (1921-2002) -Born in Baltimore, studies philosophy at Princeton, served in the army deployed to Japan. -Appalled by the brutality of war. -Came under the tutelage of Isaiah Berlin whilst in the United Kingdom. Developed a theory about freedom. - Note similarities between Rawls’s syllogism & Locke’s syllogism -Rawls uses more modern language. Locke uses more antique language -Note Rawls’s willingness to set aside market decisions in favor of political decisions to determine allocation. -Rawls is a modern American liberal not a classic liberal. - John Rawls theory of justice : - 2 principles must be combined in order for justice to be achieved: - of all human beings -These two are contradictory, yet justice requires a compromise. - Freedom leads to different outcomes. The result of freedom is inequality. - Unrestricted freedom would greatly reduce equality. That is repugnant -Rawls presents us with a set of decision rules about how we should go about
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10 (RAWLS) - INTA 2210 - 9/29/10 (RAWLS) John Rawls...

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