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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1010
Professor
Karyn Freedman
Semester
Winter

Description
Philosophy      Jan.23.2012 Liberal Equality We need to PROTECT people, but which rights and liberties should we protect? John Rawls: a theory of justice  (1971 pg.303) (all social primary goods­.......) First principle: each person is to have an equal right to be the most extensive total system  of equal basic liberties (eg­right to vote, right to run for office, free speech, due process,  etc.), compatible with a similar system of liberty for all. Absolute Rights­ Prima facie­ a first glance, first face, on the face of it  Second principle­the different principle: social and economic inequalities are to be  arranged so that they are both: to the greatest benefit of the least advantaged, and attached  to offices and positions one to all under conditions of fair equality of opportunity.  ­natural goods(intelligence, creativity­ stuff your born with) ­social goods(what you attain as you live, society distributes) What makes sense ab
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