In A Theory of Justice
In A Theory of Justice, Rawls claims that his two‐principle society will be the best society for forming self‐respect among its citizens. He thinks that the two principles will cause people to realize that society is working towards their best interests, and that this will make them feel that they are worthwhile to society, which will foster a sense of self‐respect. In this paper, I will argue that Rawls’s notion of self‐respect is incoherent given the context of the rest of his theory.
Social Perspectives, Self-respect, John Rawls (author), A Theory of Justice (book), Philosophy, Student Scholarship Recognition Day (SSRD)