social contract

Columbia University Theory of Injustice According To Rawls Essay

Columbia University

Question Description


Write a short paper (about 3 pages, double spaced) on the following topics; your paper must be about 800 words in total.

Try to avoid plot summaries, and to argue for a point of view. When you attribute a specific claim to a philosopher you are discussing, remember to provide a textual citation or brief quotation to back it up (page references may be given in parentheses in the text).

Explain the role of a “social contract” in Rawls’s theory of justice. Why does Rawls suppose that we should care what principles rational agents would choose under the artificial conditions of the “original position”? Do you agree with Rawls about this? Why or why not?

I’ve attached the reading below

Be clear about your point of view.