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Revisiting the “veil of ignorance” and its implication for the justice principles on the ground of an alternative interpretation of the original position

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Revue d’histoire de la pensée économique
    2018 – 1, n° 5
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  • Author: Schmidt (Christian)
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  • Abstract: After an introduction on the relation between the veil of ignorance and the utopian original position, the part I analyses the original position as a “possible world” in the Lewis acceptance. The part II discusses the distinction between information and knowledge at the different sequences of the parties’ agreements on the principles of justice. The part III explains the role of the Maximin in the parties’ choice as a thought experiment in line with real experiments and neurosciences results.
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  • Pages: 265 to 289
  • ISBN: 978-2-406-08067-1
  • ISSN: 2496-4646
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-08068-8.p.0265
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Journal: Journal of the History of Economic Thought, n° 5
  • Parution date: 06-08-2018
  • Last edition: 2018
  • Language: English
  • Keywords: Justice Principles, Maximin, possible worlds, Rawls, veil of ignorance

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