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A Theory of Justice

✍️ John Rawls

In "A Theory of Justice," you note that John Rawls develops a new theory of justice. He proposes that the most just society is the one that creates the freest and most equal conditions for all. You learn about his two principles: the liberty principle, which gives every individual the right to basic freedoms, and the difference principle, which allows inequalities only if they help the least advantaged. Rawls asks you to view these principles through a hypothetical "veil of ignorance" to avoid prejudice. You recognize that Rawls' theory is a radical reinterpretation of social and political thought.

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Author: John Rawls (Open Library)