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Single Idea 21018

[catalogued under 25. Society / C. Social Justice / 1. Social Justice]

Full Idea

Rawls saw four difficulties for justice in the social contract approach: future generations; justice across national boundaries; fair treatment of people with disabilities; and moral issues involving non-human animals.

Gist of Idea

The social contract has problems with future generations, national boundaries, disabilities and animals


report of John Rawls (A Theory of Justice [1972]) by Martha Nussbaum - Creating Capabilities 4

A Reaction

These are all classic examples of groups who do not have sufficient power to negotiate contracts.

Book Reference

Nussbaum,Martha C.: 'Creating Capabilities' [Belknap Harvard 2013], p.85