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Justify how Rawls’ theory of justice guarantees a just and morally acceptable society.

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

7. Justify how Rawls’ theory of justice guarantees a just and morally acceptable society. (150 word)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: plato.stanford.edu

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Philosophical Mondays’ in Mission-2022 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about how Rawl’s theory of justice an lead a morally better society.

Directive word: 

Justify – When you are asked to justify, you must pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidence.  You must appraise the worth of the statement in question using suitable case studies or/ and examples.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by mentioning how John Rawls gave his theory of how a just society must be in order to have a fair and equitable system for all.

Body:

Discuss Rawls ideas of Justice and his theory to bring maximum benefit to the most underprivileged section of the society and establish social ethics. Use examples or cases to justify your answer.

Conclusion:

Conclude on the point that John Rawls primarily promoted principles of equity, social justice and a universal system of fairness.