A Theory of Justice Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a Totalitarian state?

2. What is the second principle derived from the Original Position

3. How many principles of justice does the Original Position later result in?

4. What does Rawls claim about the freedom of assembly?

5. What is the only caveat to a maximum liberty of the individual?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are the limits of human freedom according to the Two Principles of Justice essentially a form of social contract?

2. What is the second principle that the Original Position ensures?

3. Who decides the limits of human liberty, according to the Two Principles of Justice?

4. What is the first principle that the Original Position ensures?

5. How does the Original Position not account for second- or later generations?

6. In what way does the Original Position ensure the two principles of justice?

7. In what way does Rawls admit that inequalities can be endured in his system?

8. What form must the protection of disadvantaged people come from?

9. What has to be used to ensure the two principles of justice?

10. What are the limits of human freedom, according to the Two Principles of Justice?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Does Rawls believe in trickle-down wealth (the Right-wing) or state support and welfare (the Left Wing). Or is his views a marriage of the two?

Essay Topic 2

How does Rawls’ social contract deals with criminals, misfits and rebels in its system? What would it be forced to do?

Essay Topic 3

As per Rawls’ argument, if you were granted any type of society to be born into, what would it be?

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