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[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / A. Basis of a State / 4. Original Position / a. Original position]

Full Idea

Imagine a new original position where we adopted rules for global justice without knowing which country we would inhabit.

Gist of Idea

For global justice, adopt rules without knowing which country you will inhabit


Tuckness,A/Wolf,C (This is Political Philosophy [2017], 4 'Cosmopolitan')

Book Reference

Tuckness,A / Wolf,C: 'This is Political Philosophy' [Wiley Blackwell 2017], p.98

A Reaction

Nice question. North Korea!! Rawls says it is only within a nation, because there is a co-operative enterprise going on. That is, I presume, that the choosers involved are a 'people'. See Kant's 'Perpetual Peace' for an alternative.