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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 assumed about the liberty of the Individual, according to “The Two Principles of Justice”?
2. What does Rawls claim about the freedom of assembly?
3. What does Rawls claim is necessary for fair elections?
4. What is the only caveat to a maximum liberty of the individual?
5. What does Rawls think will have to be secured to keep the society a just one?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the limits of human freedom, according to the Two Principles of Justice?
2. How does the Original Position not account for second- or later generations?
3. What is the first principle that the Original Position ensures?
4. Why are the limits of human freedom according to the Two Principles of Justice essentially a form of social contract?
5. What has to be used to ensure the two principles of justice?
6. What form must the protection of disadvantaged people come from?
7. Who decides the limits of human liberty, according to the Two Principles of Justice?
8. In what way does the Original Position ensure the two principles of justice?
9. What is the second principle that the Original Position ensures?
10. In what way does Rawls admit that inequalities can be endured in his system?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the nature of rights in Rawl's position? When are they established and why?
Essay Topic 2
Evaluate Rawls’ claim that humans have a natural appreciation of fairness.
Essay Topic 3
Contrast Rawls’ Original Position of a an individual wanting fairness over all things with Nietzsche's view that human nature has the drive to be strong (the Will-to-Power).
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