Rawl's theory of justice has had a tremendous impact in the United States. As a statement favoring helping those who are least well-off, it is an important rationale for state intervention. It is also thought to be a fundamental restatement of a deeply held belief in the principle of equality. An analytical critique of Rawl's theory is mounted, focusing upon the notion of the original position. This critique is concerned with the role of place and uncertainty in structuring agents' decisions ...Expand abstract
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- N.B. Professor Clark was based at the School of Urban and Public Affairs, Carnegie Mellon University when this article was published. The full-text of this article is not available in ORA. Citation: Clark, G. L. (1986). 'Making moral landscapes: John Rawl's original position', Political Geography Quarterly, 5(4) Supplement, S147-S161.