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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1010
Professor
Karyn Freedman
Semester
Winter

Description
Philosophy      Jan.25.2012 2nd argument: social contract argument  What would we choose in a state of nature? People in the "original position" :  A) are rational. B) desire a set of primary goods­­ wealth, opportunities, liberties, and self­respect C) are mutually disinterested (neither sympathetic nor malicious)  D) know general laws and principles th govern society and psychology  E) know tha they will have a conception of the good for themselves F) know that they will have a sense of justice G) are situated behind a "veil of ignorance"  Veil of ignorance:  ­ place in society ­ social status  ­ fortune (don't know where you fit in in the economic hierarchy) ­ intelligence (education, born with intelligence. etc.) ­ (or an other) natural assets What would we choose? Social primary g
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