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Rawls’ two principles of justice: their adoption by rational self-interested individuals. In A Theory of Justice.

Dobra, Alexandra (2010) Rawls’ two principles of justice: their adoption by rational self-interested individuals. In A Theory of Justice. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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The present paper aims in a first stage, to exploit succinctly the cardinal argument – the contract argument - acquainted in “A Theory of Justice”, which provides incentives for the two principles’ general adoption. In a second stage, a discussion appraising the feasibility of these two principles and their subsequent empirical adoption will be dealt with. This contributes to the provision of counter-arguments and the highlighting of weaknesses.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Two principles, contract argument, original position, veil of ignorance, difficulty, feasibility.
Subjects:Electronic Publishing > Peer Review
Philosophy > Ethics
Philosophy > Logic
ID Code:6781
Deposited By:Dobra, Alexandra
Deposited On:01 Apr 2010 20:34
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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