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The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Cogitamus

Imagine that before you were born, you had the power to design the perfect society; what would that society be like?

 Imagine that before you were born, you had the power to design the perfect society; what would that society be like? The only downside is that you will have no power in determining your position in that society (male, female, intelligent, black, white, rich, poor, etcetera) when you are born.

This week Cogitamus will be looking at an extract from John Rawl’s The Theory of Justice and his use of the thought experiment consisting of the  ‘original position’ and the ‘veil of ignorance.’