A History of Ideas: The Veil of Ignorance

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A History of Ideas: The Veil of Ignorance

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Stephen Fry on The Veil of Ignorance

Ray Laurence

What would be your blueprint for a just society? Would it simply reflect the needs of your current social position? But what if you drew up the blueprint for a society with no idea what position you might hold in it?  Philosopher John Rawls contends that from behind a veil of ignorance, most of us would design a fairer society just in case we found ourselves in the poorest part of it. 

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