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Rawls’ two principles of justice: their adoption by rational self-interested individuals in A Theory of Justice (2010)

Author: A. Dobra

Affiliation: Alexandra Dobra an editor for the IAPSS's academic journal Politikon, redactor for the academic journal ResPublica Nova (ENS de Paris), chapter chairman and founder for The Transatlantic (LSE; Oxford; SIPA; York).

Article type: Standard scientific article

Section: Excellent Student Papers

Language: language

Abstract (english):

The present paper aims in a first stage, to exploit succinctly the cardinal argument – the contract argument - acquainted in “A Theory of Justice”, which provides incentives for the two principles’ general adoption. In a second stage, a discussion appraising the feasibility of these two principles and their subsequent empirical adoption will be dealt with. This contributes to the provision of counter-arguments and the highlighting of weaknesses.

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