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" Among the essential features of this situation is that no one knows his place in society, his class position or social status, nor does any one know his fortune in the distribution of natural assets and abilities, his intelligence, strength and the like. "
The Ethics of Liberty - Page xiv
by Murray N. Rothbard - 2002 - 308 pages
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Growth and Its Implications for the Future: Hearing with Appendix, Ninety ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment - Environmental policy - 1974
...situation, which he calls "the original position" . "Among the essential features of this situation is that no one knows his place in society, his class position or social status, nor does anyone know his fortune in the distribution of natural assets and abilities, his intelligence, strength,...
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Personal Destinies: A Philosophy of Ethical Individualism

David L. Norton - Philosophy - 1977 - 416 pages
...principles of their subsequent association to conform to the following self-description. "First of all, no one knows his place in society, his class position or social status; nor docs he know his fortune in the distribution of natural assets and abilities, his intelligence and...
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Experience and Conduct: A Philosophical Enquiry Into Practical Thinking

Stephan K Rner - Philosophy - 1980 - 280 pages
...heuristic assumption that no member knows ' his place in society, his class position or social status ... his fortune in the distribution of natural assets and abilities, his intelligence, strength and the like '. He assumes even ' that the parties do not know their conceptions of the good...
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The Market in History: Papers Presented at a Symposium Held 9-13 September ...

Bruce Louis Anderson, A. J. H. Latham, Liberty Fund - Markets - 1986 - 230 pages
...lead to a certain conception of justice. Among the essential features of this situation is that no-one knows his place in society, his class position or social status, nor does anyone know his fortune in the distribution of natural assets and abilities, his intelligence, strength...
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Thinking about Nature

Andrew Brennan - Science - 1988 - 235 pages
...version of contract thinking asks us to imagine an 'original position' described as follows: . . . no-one knows his place in society, his class position or social status, nor does anyone know his fortune in the distribution of natural assets and abilities, his intelligence, strength...
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The Constitutional Bases of Political and Social Change in the United States

Shlomo Slonim - Law - 1990 - 375 pages
...the hypothetical "original position": "Among the essential features of this situation is that no-one knows his place in society, his class position or social status, nor does anyone know his fortune in the distribution of natural assets and abilities, his intelligence, strength...
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Feminist Interpretations and Political Theory

Carole Pateman, Mary Lyndon Shanley - Social Science - 1991 - 288 pages
...person in the original position includes "his place in society, his class position or social status ... his fortune in the distribution of natural assets...abilities, his intelligence and strength, and the like ... his conception of the good, the particulars of his rational plan of life, [and] even the special...
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Situating the Self: Gender, Community, and Postmodernism in Contemporary Ethics

Seyla Benhabib - Philosophy - 1992 - 266 pages
...they become irrelevant. The Rawlsian self does not know his place in society, his class position or status; nor does he know his fortune in the distribution...abilities, his intelligence and strength, and the like. Nor, again, does anyone know his conception of the good, the particulars of his rational plan of life,...
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The Subject of Modernity

Anthony J. Cascardi - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 316 pages
...rather than embrace, the difference that a knowledge of these differences would make. As Rawls says, "no one knows his place in society, his class position or social status, nor does any one know his fortune in the distribution of natural assets and abilities, his intelligence, strength...
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Practical Philosophy and Action Theory

Timo Airaksinen, Wojciech W. Gasparski - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1993 - 294 pages
...to lead to a certain conception of justice. Among the essential features of this situation is that no one knows his place in society, his class position or social status, nor does anyone know his fortune in the distribution of natural assets and abilities, his intelligence, strength...
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