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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHLB11H3
Professor
Mark Clamen
Semester
Winter

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Rawls Just SocietyInsofar as you benefit from living in a just society there is an accompanying duty of fair play You owe an obligation to that society as a wholeThe most direct form that obligation takes but not the only one is a duty to comply with the lawRawls Three Principles of JusticeEqualityAn ideally liberal society would have principles of1 Liberties civil liberties freedoms of conscience association expression equal treatment under the law etcNot just formal liberties Aspirations of a liberal society2 Opportunities eg rights to education to housing nondiscrimination etc That is positive freedoms The way we negociate thesediff bw usCanada 3 Wealthmaterial goods economic and distributive justice The socalled difference principle equal distribution of social economic resources unless the inequalities are to the benefit of the least advantagedEquality of access to wealth except where redistribution would be a an advantage Basic structure of institutionscourts markets Discourses can be prioritized
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