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Essay heading: A Theory Of Justice
 
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Each member of society must enter the original position behind a “veil of ignorance,” meaning “no one knows his place in society, his class position or social status, nor does anyone know his fortune in the distribution of natural assets and abilities, his intelligence, strength and the like.” In other words, anything that can produce inequality is unknown to the social contractors...
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Every individual agrees on a set of principles when they are blind to their own advantages, therefore they agree with each other on an equal basis. Rawls points out that under these circumstances, society’s member “are autonomous and the obligations they recognize self-imposed.” Any free, rational, self-interested human would choose the same principles if placed in such a scenario, he believes...
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