Social Ideals Of The Justices Of Society And Historical Class Rankings

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Having read the unique social ideals of both John Rawls and Karl Marx I intend to explain both philosophers points of view on the justices of society and historical class rankings. I would like to share their similarities and differences as each made valid points on history. Next, I intend to share the reasoning behind my findings and that of the philosopher 's ideas. Finally, I will share my appreciation for Karl Marx, as he has influenced my views thus far. Original Position and Natural State John Rawls 's social experiment known as the "Original Position" is an imaginative perspective on how we perceive society. In his experiment every person; regardless of race, creed, wealth, power, religion, sex, or orientation would set forth the basic rules of survival. Unbiased of social stature, ignorant of presumptions; it is expected that the rules set in place would be perfectly just. According to Velasquez, Rawls believed Utilitarian principles sometimes require some people to suffer for the sake of maximizing society 's utility (Velasquez, 2007, Pg. 622). Therefore, these principles would be omitted from the experiment, any person taking part of this experiment would be at risk for suffering loss and easily persuaded to not fall into this ideal. Of the many principles Rawls believes people will subject themselves to under this experiment the foremost and important would be the equality of political freedom. "Each person would want to at least be equal to everyone else in the
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