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John Rawls, "A Theory of Justice"

  1. When discussing the principles of justice, Rawls claims it is necessary to determine what sort of thing is being assessed as just or unjust. What is Rawls' answer to this question?
      a. The government
      b. The basic structure of society
      c. The constitutional amendments
      d. The economic system of society
  2. Which of the following best describes the method of reflective equilibrium?
      a. An attempt to strike a balance between principles and considered judgments.
      b. The method of giving equal weight to everyone's reflective judgments.
      c. The process of deliberating about how to improve the distribution of wealth so that it is fairer.
      d. A way of balancing first- and second-order desires about just actions.
  3. Given Rawls' principles of justice, how does he define injustice?
      a. Unequal distribution of wealth
      b. Unequal holdings
      c. Inequalities that aren't to the benefit of the least well off
      d. Imposed restrictions on the freedom of citizens
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