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Rawls believed that inequalities can be justified as inequality could be attributed to rational human beings who are ignorant of their status, place and potential in the society. Examine.

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

7. Rawls believed that inequalities can be justified as inequality could be attributed to rational human beings who are ignorant of their status, place and potential in the society. Examine.  (150 words)

Difficulty Level: Tough

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Philosophical Mondays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about Rawls views on inequalities and its criticism.

Directive:

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by explaining the Rawls view on inequalities.

Body:

First, write about how according to Rawls the inequalities are a result of human ignorance. Cite examples to substantiate.

Next, write the criticism for Rawls view on inequalities.

Conclusion:

Conclude the answer by giving a balanced opinion.