Justice, Desert, and Disagreement
A Response to Alexander Rawls
By Adam Gjesdal
This article appeared in the Winter 2021/22 issue of The Independent Review.
What good is a theory of justicein particular one that adopts a controversial stance on distributional matters as John Rawls theory doeswhen after fifty years of exhaustive discussion there is still vigorous, reasoned disagreement regarding whether that theory is correct? Why try to articulate the correct theory of justice when, from an impartial perspective, no one theory is uniquely correct for all citizens?
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