Essays Tagged: "John Rawls"

Justice as Fairness versus the Principle of Average Utility. On John Rawl's statement.

In this essay I will examine the validity of John Rawls' statement that; individuals in the original position (OP) would choose his conception of ...

(10 pages) 325 0 3.9 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

John Rawls and His Theories

The social contract theory of John Rawls challenges utilitarianism by pointing out the impracticality of the theory. Mainly, in a ...

(8 pages) 421 2 3.9 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Analysing John Rawls' Theory of Justice and its principles, and the conflicts which may arise from its implementation.

Justice as FairnessThe late John Rawls, in 'Justice as Fairness', acknowledges that society exists for the "mutual benefit of al ...

(7 pages) 388 0 4.2 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Describe the main strengths and weaknesses of utilitarianism

litarianism was Originally formulated by Jeremy Bentham in the 18th century, and fully developed by John Stewart Mill in the 19th. It Asserts that we should always act so as to produce the greatest ra ... n and goodwill, says that the majority is always right and Does not protect the innocent minorities.John Rawls agreed with this weakness. He argued that utilitarianism is too impersonal. In its pursui ...

(4 pages) 247 1 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Environmental Racism?

There is a political theory of justice that was created by John Rawls that states, that all rational members of society in the original position should make de ...

(2 pages) 56 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

How to Live Your Life: Moral Epistemology

e will examine the moral epistemologies of four philosophers: G.E. Moore, W.D. Ross, R.M. Hare, and John Rawls. When one looks at these philosophers you can almost hear them answering each other's mor ... with his version of "intuitionism," Hare follows Ross with "universal prescriptivism," and finally John Rawls follows Hare with his "theory of justice." Although these are all very viable options for ...

(9 pages) 244 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Socrates in relation to Plato's "Last Days of Socrates"

hilosopher to come after him; whether it is directly, like Plato and Aristotle, or indirectly, like John Rawls. Socrates has affected practically every area of philosophy as well: philosophy of nature ...

(11 pages) 150 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Analysis: Justice

N We analyze distributive justice and its different explanations as shared by Robert Nozick, John Rawls, and Michael Walzer.THESIS To say that justice has the same affect on everyone wou ... ert Nozick claims that justice is "prejudicial and controversial" (Donaldson, et al. 2002, p. 137). John Rawls argues that justice can be obtained if everyone is involved and that inequalities must wo ...

(4 pages) 113 1 3.6 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Affirmative Action is Reverse Discrimination

nt from the utilitarianism point of view: Utilitarianism theory was developed by Jeremy Bentham and John Mill and suggested the principle of the greatest good of the greatest number: that is, disregar ... so pertains to punishment for wrong done to the undeserving." (Weiss, 2003, PP. 84-85) According to John Rawls (1971), the principles of fairness are: every one has an equal right to the most extensiv ...

(11 pages) 237 0 4.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

The common good and globalization!

xactly is "the common good"? More recently, Velasquez et al (2005) cited the contemporary ethicist, john Rawls who defined the common good as "certain general conditions that are... equally to everyon ...

(10 pages) 363 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

A Discription of Contemporary Liberalism and Communitarianism.

in community, and their debates with liberalisms are basically founded in the contemporary liberal John Rawls's theory, and especially focus on his milestone book "A Theory of Justice". This book awa ... dern liberalism could not be specifically defined, but we can consult the fine explanation given by John Gray (1986, x):It is individualist, in that it asserts the moral primacy of the person against ...

(4 pages) 58 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Does Rawls succeed in showing that the Difference Principle would be chosen in the Original Position?

eral knowledge of society and psychology would they if faced with an example choose this principle? John C. Harsanyi uses an example whereby there is one doctor and two patients, both with pneumonia, ...

(8 pages) 37 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

The Natural Lottery Argument

The Natural Lottery ArgumentJohn Rawls, American moral and political philosopher, whose major work, A Theory of Justice, states ...

(5 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Compare and contrast Nozick and Rawls approaches to the issue of Indigenous Australians land rights

entres on the initial acquisition of holdings for private possession from natural resources. Nozick John Lockes' theory of initial acquisition in stating appropriation is sufficient for the legitimate ... liberal or leftist positions. The conservative position, historically derived from the writings of John Locke and more recently defended by modern writers such as Robert Nozick, understand property r ...

(17 pages) 82 0 4.3 Aug/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Can Contemporary Man Be Held Responsible For Futur

would bring the maximum happiness to the greatest number of people. So it is the right thing to do.John Rawls has a theory about justice as fairness, he states that all generations have three rights: ...

(2 pages) 592 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Reflection and Objection on John Rawls

John Rawls comes up with a hypothetical idea on how to make a totally fair world. He describes a sit ... oming up with terms that are best for the group as a whole. This is, of course, purely hypothetical.John Rawls' ethical ideas center primarily on what is fair to each person. He puts fairness as a top ... relevant to the world we live in because humans are not perfect.Bibliography:A Theory of Justice by John Rawls

(2 pages) 40 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

This paper compares two famous political philosophers John Rawls and Robert Nozick and their approaches to social justice

Aisalkyn AlimbaevaReflection PaperSocial JusticeJohn Rawls and Robert Nozick: are their approaches to justice reconcilable?Accoding to the theory of ... on. The issue of justice didn't falter to catch attentions of famous political philosophers such as John Rawls and Robert Nozick. Their approaches to justice, indeed to distributive justice, are for t ... is irrelevant. Both of them appeal against distributive rules to a justice based upon entitlement (John Kilullen, 1) .These views have become the basis for opposing political parties and other politi ...

(6 pages) 68 0 3.0 May/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

The Definition of Justice

yone. No privileges should be given to anyone.Justice applied to everyone is fairness. According to John Rawls, in his essay "A theory of Justice," one often develops a social contract with prejudices ... from Birmingham Jail." A World of Ideas. Lee A. Jacobus.Bedford/St. Martin's, 2006. 173-189.Rawls, John. "A Theory of Justice." A World of Ideas. Lee A. Jacobus. Bedford/St. Martin's,2006. 199-204.Th ...

(4 pages) 55 1 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Discuss and analyze Rawls 'veil of ignorance'.

applicability to society and if it is beneficial using this reasoning. The first step is to define Rawls' ideal and why he thinks it a valid theory. The essay will then consider the problems with usi ... theory in reality.Offering his theory as an alternative to utilitarianism, the fundamental basis of Rawls' philosophy centred on the principle of autonomy and freedom of the individual. He believed th ...

(6 pages) 1611 0 0.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology


donc commencer par faire référence à deux spécialistes, Sen Amartya et John Rawls, dans le domaine de la pauvreté et présenter leur théorie, ensuite j ... ers ne bénéficient pas les individus en état de pauvreté?Le philosophe, John Rawls, approche la pauvreté comme étant une manière universelle par le man ...

(9 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays