Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world
7) “Rawls’ theory of justice requires the advantaged to help the disadvantaged under circumstances in which the disadvantaged benefit more than the advantaged do themselves. Do you agree ? elucidate with examples. (250 words)
Why this question:
The question is in the context of Rawls’ theory of justice. It is about the applied aspects of the theory to the advantaged and disadvantaged of the society.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must analyze the Rawl’s theory of justice in detail – how the conception of justice is an inherent nature of our social as well as practical life. According to him, Justice is related to the social institutions which guide and mould the actions and ideas of social beings.
Elucidate – When you are asked to elucidate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences. You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question using examples.
Structure of the answer:
Explain briefly background of the recent Balakot incidence.
Discuss briefly the following aspects – Elucidate upon the idea of “Justice” as propounded by John Rawls. The main theme of Rawls’ theory of justice is it is interpreted as fairness. According to John Rawls fairness denotes obligations. Obligation means an act which a person morally or legally is bound to do. Obligations are different from natural duties.
In the above question it is important to discuss how justice revolves around the disadvantaged, the weak being helped by the advantaged, the strong , powerful , one with resources by forgoing the advantages of thyself.
Such answers must be sufficiently substantiated with examples.
Signify the importance of the Rawls theory .