Unformatted text preview: ‘Manifesto’ rights (aspirations) 3.JOHN RAWLS , A Theory of Justice (1971) The social contract tradition. The theory of justice as fairness. The original position. The veil of ignorance and its role. Two principles of justice: (1) The principle of liberty( Requires the greatest equal liberty compatible with a like liberty for all ) (2) The difference principle (Requires the maximisation of the position of the worst off) Rawls as a champion of the welfare state 4.ROBERT NOZICK , Anarchy, State and Utopia (1974) Libertarianism. Liberty as a chief value. Laissez-faire, minimal state, the right to self-ownership. The right to property acquired by: a. initial acquisition, b. voluntary transfer c. rectification. Nozick’s opposition to redistributive taxation....
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- Political Philosophy, John Rawls, original position, A Theory of Justice, 3.JOHN RAWLS