Thursday, September 07, 2017

Justice As Fairness

Justice As Fairness

Rawlsian Principles

Rawls argues that principles of justice will be arrived at through consensus by people in the original position and under veil of ignorance . These are:

a. Each person has an equal right to a fully adequate scheme of equal basic liberties which is compatible with a similar scheme of liberties for all .

b. Social and economic inequalities are to satisfy to conditions . First , they must be attached to offices and positions open to all under conditions of fair equality of opportunity ; and second , they must be to the greatest benefit of the least advantaged members of society.