What is the veil of ignorance? What role does it play in Rawls' theory?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 11:21 pm ad1c9bdddf
The idea of the "veil of ignorance" is that, at times, ignorance is positive. Legal and social philosopher John Rawls, in his book, A Theory of Justice, states that all people are rational, but not all equal in mental abilities, based on genetic, not just ...
The 'veil of ignorance' in relation to the ideas and theories of Rawl is discussed to give students a quick starting point in terms of understanding ignorance in relation to justice.