Essay about John Rawls ' Theory Of Justice

1093 Words Nov 26th, 2016 5 Pages
In this essay, I am reflecting on John Rawls "Theory of Justice" and answering questions and issues raised in this reading. I will also review Rawls ' position, discuss how this "Theory of Justice" relates to my life and my view on his theory.

In a world which is based on economic and political influences, status, cultural differences, high incomes and social inequality between different countries and cities, social justice seems to be unlikely and almost unachievable. However, Rawls states "The Theory of Justice" offers a persuasive alternative to the dominating utilitarian conception of social justice. According to his "Theory of Justice," any society where social justice is supported and applied should consist only of free and equal people. Individuals should not only possess political and personal liberties, but the should also enjoy equal opportunities that will provide benefits to all members of society. According to Rawls ', all individuals who are members of society should have equal rights and opportunities. Their society should be also be considered a fair system where all individuals work with each other in order to make life better.

Rawls Theory of Justice is based on two fundamental principles of justice which would guarantee a just and morally acceptable society. The first principle it that each person is to have an equal right to the most extensive basic liberty compatible with the liberty of others. The basic liberties refer political liberties which…

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