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John Rawls – A Theory of Justice Justice as fairness The Original Position (veil of ignorance) Thus it seems that the principle of utility is incompatible with the conception of social cooperation among equals for mutual advantage. Two principles 1) Equality in the assignment of basic rights and duties 2) Social and economic inequalities of wealth and authority, are just only if they result in compensating benefits for everyone, and in particular for the least advantaged “There is no injustice in the greater benefits earned by a few provided that the situation of persons not so fortunate is thereby improved.” “All social values – liberty and opportunity, income and wealth, and the bases of self- respect – are to be distributed equally unless an unequal distribution of any, or all, of these values is to everyone’s advantage” “Injustice, then, is simply inequalities that are not to the benefit of all.
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