A Theory of Justice by John Rawls

900 WordsFeb 19, 20184 Pages
In the passage of A Theory of Justice by John Rawls, he says that “No one knows his place in society, his class position or social status, nor does anyone know his fortune in the distribution of natural assets and abilities, his intelligence, strength, and the like. I shall even assume that the parties do not know their conceptions of the good or their special psychological propensities” (Cahn, 137 – 138). Throughout the entire passage moral theories, specifically about justice are discussed, Rawls explains a way of creating a society that is just and fair. Should there be a type of veil on the principals of justice so that everyone is considered to have the same opportunities or lack there of? Is justice something that should be equal for everyone? Or more specifically, should everyone have the same chances for advantages or disadvantages because of natural fortune or social circumstances in the choice of principals? Should it be impossible to tailor principals to the circumstance of ones own case? There should be a veil of ignorance over the principals of justice and everyone should have the same advantages and disadvantages in the choice of principals. This is well explained in the passage of A Theory of Justice. It is important that readers understand the need for equality within the choosing of principals of justice. The veil of ignorance makes it possible for justice to be equal among all people. It is important that justice is equal among all because people should not
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