A Review of Rawls’ Perspective of Societal Justice


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A Review of Rawls’ Perspective of Societal Justice
Justice is an elusive concept. Justice for one is not always justice for another. Utilizing a strong adherence to Social Contract values as established by Socrates, and espoused by Hobbs, Locke, and other social theorists, John Rawls utilizes the principle of ‘The Veil of Ignorance’ to explain the primacy of ‘Original Position’, through which society can function fairly, if not always equally.
In order for a society to be truly just, it must tolerate inequality. John Rawls holds the value that: "An inequality in the basic structure must always be justified to those in the disadvantaged position. This holds whatever the primary social good and especially for liberty” (Rawls, 2005,...
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.....aradoxically makes the equality of the greater society possible. This precept is the strongest of Rawls positions. The paradoxical equality of a society that must presume inequalities demonstrates that in the fluctuation of inequality, a dynamic society moves toward equality. This movement creates a greater level of equality. A static society simply does not exist. The human condition is always dynamic, always changing. In the acceptance that a society will never be demonstrated to be equal when viewed from a still photograph, the acknowledgement that the dynamic fluctuation of movement creates a greater societal equality that benefits the society.
Rawls, J. (2005). A Theory of Justice: Original Edition. Cambridge: Belknap Press.