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Category > Business & Finance Posted 23 Jan 2024 My Price 5.00

PHI 208 Week 5 Discussion The Veil of Ignorance

The Veil of Ignorance [WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Sections 22 and 24 from John Rawls' A Theory of Justice.

Have you ever wondered why Lady Justice is blind? Perhaps it is because to promote and preserve justice, we must be blind to other things. For this final discussion, you will consider what justice is and how to create just laws. Section 22 The Circumstances of Justice Download Section 22 The Circumstances of Justiceconsiders various ideas related to justice. Section 24 The Veil of Ignorance Download Section 24 The Veil of Ignorancepresents a famous thought experiment which asks you to imagine yourself as a lawmaker in a society that you are about to become a member of. To complete this discussion, address the following items:

Circumstances of Justice

  • Explain what you think justice is. Begin by defining justice and then consider at least one of the following questions:
    • What are the essential characteristics of justice? Must a law be just for everyone for it to be a just law? What is the connection between justice and fairness? Can equality be just if it benefits everyone?

The Veil of Ignorance

  • Create a just law. Imagine yourself waiting in line to become a member of a society. To get into the society, you must create a law that you think would be a just in the society. Your task is to create a just law that will govern the society. However, you must create this law not knowing anything beforehand about who you will be in this society. This means that you do not know your race, gender, religion, political beliefs, ethnicity, economic status, and so on.
  • Explain why you believe your law is just, fair, and moral.

Just Law and Case Studies

  • Consider one of the case studies you used in the assignments for this course, or the case study you are creating for your final paper.
  • How might the law you created for this discussion impact the ethical issue or problem addressed in the case study?


Guided Response: In your replies to your peers,

  • Describe the law your peer has created and assess whether it would promote justice in society.
  • Reflect on the connection between your peer’s law and the case study they are considering, or between the law and the case study you considered in your primary post.

The requirements for the discussion this week are

  • Your first post is due by Day 3 (Thursday).
  • You must post a minimum of three separate posts: a primary or main post that addresses all elements of the discussion prompt and two reply posts.
  • Your main post must answer all the questions in the prompt and show evidence of having read the resources that are required to complete the discussion properly (such as by using quotes, referring to specific points made in the text, etc.).
  • All posts (including replies to peers) are expected to be thought-out; proofread for mechanical, grammatical, and spelling accuracy; and advance the discussion in an intelligent and meaningful way.
  • You are encouraged to post your first reply to others by Day 6 (Sunday).
  • The total word count for all your posts should be at least 750 words, excluding references.
  • In-text citations and references should follow APA guidelines. See the APA StyleLinks to an external site. resource in the Writing Center.
  • To satisfy the posting requirements for the week, posts must be made by Day 7 (Monday); posts made after Day 7 are welcome but will not count toward the requirements.
  • Review or download the selections of Philosophical Texts Download Philosophical Texts.


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