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John Rawls princip om lika möjligheter

Linderborg, Robin LU (2009) FPRK01 20081
Practical Philosophy
Abstract
In his "A Theory of Justice", the American philosopher John Rawls presented two principles concerning justice. The first of these principles states: "Each person is to have an equal right to the most exstensive total system of equal basic liberties compatible with a similar system of liberty for all." The latter is dividied into two further principles: "Social and economic inequalities are to be arranged so that they are both a) to the greatest benefit of the least advantaged, consistent with the just savings principle, and b) attached to offices and positions open to all under conditions of fair equality of opportunity."

My thesis is that the argument Rawls puts forth in defence of principle 2b does not actually support it. Instead,... (More)
In his "A Theory of Justice", the American philosopher John Rawls presented two principles concerning justice. The first of these principles states: "Each person is to have an equal right to the most exstensive total system of equal basic liberties compatible with a similar system of liberty for all." The latter is dividied into two further principles: "Social and economic inequalities are to be arranged so that they are both a) to the greatest benefit of the least advantaged, consistent with the just savings principle, and b) attached to offices and positions open to all under conditions of fair equality of opportunity."

My thesis is that the argument Rawls puts forth in defence of principle 2b does not actually support it. Instead, what Rawls' argument leads us to embrace is a far more egalitarian society than he himself had in mind. (Less)
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Linderborg, Robin LU
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FPRK01 20081
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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John Rawls, Equality of opportunity, Justice
language
Swedish
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1413403
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2009-06-04 09:38:45
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  abstract     = {In his "A Theory of Justice", the American philosopher John Rawls presented two principles concerning justice. The first of these principles states: "Each person is to have an equal right to the most exstensive total system of equal basic liberties compatible with a similar system of liberty for all." The latter is dividied into two further principles: "Social and economic inequalities are to be arranged so that they are both a) to the greatest benefit of the least advantaged, consistent with the just savings principle, and b) attached to offices and positions open to all under conditions of fair equality of opportunity."

My thesis is that the argument Rawls puts forth in defence of principle 2b does not actually support it. Instead, what Rawls' argument leads us to embrace is a far more egalitarian society than he himself had in mind.},
  author       = {Linderborg, Robin},
  keyword      = {John Rawls,Equality of opportunity,Justice},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {John Rawls princip om lika möjligheter},
  year         = {2009},
}