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Fairness

The American philosopher John Rawls popularized the idea of justice as fairness. Sadly, fairness creams are the main proponents of that word. Whether fairness creams practice fairness in the entire concept of such products is really questionable. 415 more words

Rent-Seeking

Most of the people want to lead a happy and prosperous life. We can increase our wealth in two ways.

  • Creation of New Wealth (Many entrepreneurs claim that they do it, surely some do it)
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Moral and Political Philosophy of John Rawls

John Rawls (1921-2002) was an American philosopher, whose defence of liberalism was responsible for the revitalisation of English-language political philosophy from the late 1960s onwards. 845 more words

Literary Theory

Veil of Ignorance

I try to be positive about the UK Election, I try to hope that maybe people can see beyond their own immediate self interest, I try to believe that maybe people can be compassionate and empathetic towards others less fortunate. 75 more words

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The Law of Peoples by John Rawls — A Summary

Title: The Law of Peoples
Author: John Rawls
Publication: Critical Inquiry, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Autumn 1993)
Publication: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1343947

  • Before proceeding, make sure you are familiar with Rawls’ concept of…
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Priorities of Global Justice by Thomas Pogge — A Summary

Title: Priorities of Global Justice
Author: Thomas Pogge
Publication: Metaphilosophy, Vol. 32, Nos 1/2 (January 2001)
Link: http://www.jstor.org/stable/24439448

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  • As in the essay, all first person plurals (“we”, “us”, “our”, “ourselves”) refer to the developed countries while third person plurals refer, unless explicitly stated or obvious from the context, to developing countries;
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"A Theory of Justice" and me

One of my post-election vows was to read A Theory of Justice by John Rawls.  I just wanted to commend myself on my good work in completing this task.   274 more words

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