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25. Society / A. State of Nature / 5. Original Position / a. Original position

[situation of persons prior to socialisation]

5 ideas
Why does the rational agreement of the 'Original Position' in Rawls make it right? [Nagel on Rawls]
The original position models the idea that citizens start as free and equal [Rawls, by Swift]
Choosers in the 'original position' have been stripped of most human characteristics [Sandel, by Tuckness/Wolf]
Isn't it more rational to maximise the average position, but with a safety net? [Swift]
For global justice, adopt rules without knowing which country you will inhabit [Tuckness/Wolf]