Notes from 10/15-10/22
Notes from 10/15-10/22 PHI 115
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102015 Chapter 20Theory of Justice 0 Justice social contract that rationally selfinterested free individuals would agree on if they were deliberately from a hypothetical original position of perfect equality 0 Veil of ignorance o Deliberators in original position have no knowledge of own social status class positions or even natural abilities and inclinations o Regardless of characteristics life would be considered fair 0 Behind veil of ignorance there is not biases 0 Only inequalities allowed to exist are those that result in compensating benefits for everyone especially least advantaged 0 Open to a number of things a Raises question of is this fair not knowing who you would be 0 Fair Principles of Justice 0 Equal rights to most extensive scheme of equal basic liberties I Some individuals for all 0 Political liberty freedom speechassembly personal property a My freedom has to be compatible with others I Cant infringe on other peoples freedom 0 Wealth and income need not be equal I We are all different regardless this is not going to let this stop someone from running from office 0 Difference I Inequality of wealth and authority are just only if they result in compensating benefits for everyone in particular for least advantaged members of society 0 Veil of ignorance 0 Behind veil don t know our personal characteristics 0 Decide what forms of justice are good for all I Looking for what s fair because don t know who you will be when you leave the veil