Rawls Theory of Social Justice : How Decisions Are Made

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Rawls Theory of Social Justice: How decisions are made to benefit all. “Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained” (Helen Keller).This quote suggests that social justice can be attained with the involvement of the many. Social Justice can be defined as fair and proper administration of laws and natural laws, that all persons irrespective of ethnicity, gender, possessions, race or religion are entitled too, and equally applied. Social justice, sometimes called civil justice, refers to the concept of a society in which justice is achieved in every aspect of society, and not only in the administration of law. Social justice affords all individuals and groups, fair treatment and an impartial share of the benefits of society.This paper seeks to explain the concept of John Rawls “Theory of Social Justice” and how this theory helps man make decisions that benefit all of society, equitable. John Rawls, an American moral and political philosopher, whose major work, A Theory of Justice, had a profound impact on ethics and political theory. Rawls believed there must be an alternative view of justice than the view of the Utilitarianism where the action that benefits the greatest is the best. Rawls believed that this is a treat to individual’s rights and freedoms even if it occurs in the minority. Rawls believed that the principles of justice and fairness among individuals must apply equitable. John Rawls, social justice theory seeks to create a society where the principles of justice and fairness are provided and to ensure the protection of equal access to liberties, rights, and opportunities, as well as taking care of the least advantaged members of society. The concept is based around a social contract, which is the voluntary agreement among people with each another and the government which results in an organized society. What must be noted is that Rawls theory is...
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