PLS 404-01

1-6 Rawls, A Liberal Theory of Justice

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  • PLS is subset of ethical/value theory (normative)
  • Justice is core concept, which is about “protection”
    • negotiate disputes between A – B
  • “What is justice?” = what legitimates pol. authority
    • justice appeals to principle of morality
    • moral concept; concepts of ends
    • good = freedom & self-determination
    • justice = protection
  • Utilitarian
    • greatest net social happiness (greatest good for greatest number)

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