PLS 404-01

1-09 Nozick, Anarchy, State, and Utopia

Rawls, Cont’d

Social Contract Theory of justice

  • political authority is justified by implied consent of governed
  • “fair” refers to process v. result
  • “Original Position”
    • principles are fair if they result from fair process
    • start from imaginary “fair” bargaining position, in which we would nad could agree to principles of justice
    • veil of ignorance levels out inequalities of position
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