Ideas from 'Justice as fairness: Political not Metaphysical' by John Rawls [1958], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Communitarianism and Individualism' (ed/tr Avineri,S. /de-Shalit,A.) [OUP 1992,0-19-878028-1]].

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23. Ethics / E. Utilitarianism / 4. Unfairness
The maximisation of happiness must be done fairly
                        Full Idea: Rawls has suggested that we should maximise the general happiness only if we do so in a fair way.
                        From: report of John Rawls (Justice as fairness: Political not Metaphysical [1958]) by J.J.C. Smart - Outline of a System of Utilitarianism 6
                        A reaction: Rawls is usually seen as an opponent of utilitarianism, but if we allow a few supplementary rules we can improve the theory. After all, it has a meta-rule that 'everybody counts as one'. What other supplementary values can there be? Honesty?