Rawl's Justice Is Fairness Essay

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Take Home Exam # 1: Essay-2

John Rawls never claimed to know the only way to start a society, but he did suggest a very sound and fair way to do so. He based his just scenario on two principles of justice. His first principle of justice was that everyone should have the same rights as others. His following policy decision was that in the event of any inequalities, they should be to the benefit to everybody, and available to all people in the society. This original Rawl's approach to justice has been highly revered by philosophers to this day. This is mostly because Rawl's has thought up one of the fairest Utopia since the days of Socrates. This is not an easy of a task as it sounds. Though when
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However the limitations of a "justified complaint" are unclear depending on what the consensus agrees to. Though the one rule that must apply is the fact that a complaint must be made by a law abider to be a "justified complaint". Commonsense shows us there must be a glass floor law some where in law making. To prove the second principle in that these glass floor laws are available to everyone within the society. The fact of the matter is that even a person not belonging to a society may have many of these glass floor rights. For instance if a citizen has property this property is theirs and they own the containing possessions. Even without society interference the citizen will protect his property and possessions and is even sometimes better off alone defending them. So it is proven that these glass floors exist, and that they justify the second of Rawl's principles. Though do any glass ceilings exist in lawmaking to prove Rawl's principles; any intelligent person would guess that this must be true if glass floors exist. In a binding community no one member can become the absolute law. In spite of the fact that there might be some diversified social classes. There may be constituents with significantly more power but, definitely not with ultimate power over others in the society. This is a strong basis for the Rawl's theory of fairness, supported by the first principle of justice. The first principle of justice stating

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