A Theory Of Justice By John Rawls

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In A Theory of Justice by John Rawls, there is a political theory of justice that was created states, that all rational members of society in the original position should make decisions. Rawls called this method a "veil of ignorance." Rawls' refers to justice as fairness. Rawls' theory of justice revolves around the adaptation of two principles of justice. The first principle involves equal basic liberties and second is the arrangement of social and economic position.
        Rawls makes the foundation for his conception of justice the hypothetical condition, which he calls the original position. A veil of ignorance covers the individuals who find themselves in the original position. Rawls claims that the rational people will commonly accept his principles of justice if their reasoning is based on the common thought and without knowing about anything in their own personal situation. This veil makes any other information difficult to see. Such as, social class, status, talents and intelligence, strength or endurance. Rawls thinks that a group of individuals who find themselves in this situation will arrive at an agreement with regard to the principles of justice that ought to be governing social life.
        John Rawls is stating that the outside factors do not penetrate the veil of ignorance.
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