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Although Rawls' two principles of justice and his three stages are in hierarchical order, Rawls still recognizes that there can and will be amendments, clarifications and additions that willcome about through the process of reflective-equilibrium.
True
As the veil of ignorance thins, the additive constraints of the plitical framework decreeases.
False
For Rawls, ethical questions that are "public" are usually political.
True
How does Rawls define "rational"?
-ability to form, revise,or pursue one's good
How does Rawls define the "resonalble"?
-ability to get along with others
John Rawls "theory of justice " describes a hypothetical society not an actual society.
True
Match the three stages of the political framework with their respective responsibilities.
Constitutional=Specify/balnace rights
Legislative Stage=Specify/balance distributive aspects-second principle of justice
Judicial=Apply framework to actual situations
Rawls distribution priciple results, necessarily, in an egalitarian social structure.
False
Rawls hypothetical scenario in which representatives of this society are put behind a veil of ignorance in which all the know is that its citizens are rational and reasonable is called what?
The original position
Rawls' political framework is composed of the constitutional stage, legislative stage, and judicial stage.
True
Rawls' believes that his "theory of justice" is the only fair political system that can be constructed.
False
Rawls' theory is designed primarily for political questions and then primarily only with the political framework, not personal moral issues.
True
The first principle of justice comes about by:
Looking ar what rights and liberties have historically worked well for democracy.
Intuitions.
Trial and error.
The goal or end of Raels' political framework is to create a structure that will insure that all citizens have the basic goods that would be necessary for the continuation or develepment of their rational and reasonable states.
True
The hierarchical ordering is a protective mechanism that makes sure that the basic rights and liberties that are the necessary "goods" for the develepment of rational and reasonable citizens are not infringed upon.
True
The thinning of the veil of ignorance is essential as the situations become more and more specific at each successive stage and therefore more knoweledge is required.
True
What are Rawls' two principles of justice?
The basic rights and liberties, and fair distribution of "social goods".
What does the veil of ignorance accomplish for Rawls?
Ability to be an impartial and disinterested agent, i.e.,fair.
Which of the following abides by the maximin principle?
Distribution principle.