John Rawls/9/en

Justice as Fairness

This concept of justice that Rawls proposes which benefits the least advantaged in the social lottery so they are not hurt or forgotten.

Liberty Principle

The Liberty Principle as presented in A Theory of Justice is the most extensive basic liberty compatible with a similar liberty for other members of society. Rawls later amended this in Political Liberalism to the following: "each person has an equal claim to a fully adequate scheme of equal basic rights and liberties" [1]

Equality Principle

Rawls uses the Equality Principle to ground what he calls distributive justice. This is his theory of how to allocate social goods inside society.

  1. John Rawls, Political Liberalism 2005 ISBN: 0231130899 pg. 5