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Examine the relevance of Rawls’ theory of justice in the present day.

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

7. Examine the relevance of Rawls’ theory of justice in the present day. (150 word)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: 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-2023 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

Using the metaphor of the moral compass to describe conscience, our inner sense of right and wrong offers a framework to guide our actions.

Directive:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by explaining Rawls’ theory of justice.

Body:

First, explain in detail the various components of Rawl’s theory of justice.

Next, use examples to cite its contemporary relevance. Mention in what ways it is relevant and what ways it can be applied to present day situations in India and across the world.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a balanced way forward.