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Single Idea 3280

[catalogued under 25. Society / A. State of Nature / 3. Original Position / a. Original position]

Full Idea

Why does what it is rational to agree to in Rawls' 'Original Position' determine what is right?

Gist of Idea

Why does the rational agreement of the 'Original Position' in Rawls make it right?

Source

comment on John Rawls (A Theory of Justice [1972]) by Thomas Nagel - Equality 7

Book Reference

Nagel,Thomas: 'Mortal Questions' [CUP 1981], p.121