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Analyse John Rawls’s concept of social justice in the Indian context.

Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

7. Analyse John Rawls’s concept of social justice in the Indian context. (250 words)

Reference: Ethics by Lexicon publications

Why this question:

The question has been asked in 2016 Civil services examination conducted by UPSC.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must analyse in detail the concept of social Justice as propounded by John Rawls.  

Directive:

Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly explain in what way the theory attempts to solve the problem of distributive justice.

Body:

Start by highlighting the basic premise of the theory. Explain the fact that Rawls derives two principles of Justice: the liberty principle and the difference principle. Elucidate upon the concept in detail. Highlight the application of the theory using suitable illustrations to enhance the quality of your answer.

Conclusion:

Conclude by reasserting the significance of the theory and its usability even in today’s time.