John Rawls Quote

We must not be enticed by mathematically attractive assumptions into pretending that the contingencies of men's social positions and the asymmetries of their situations somehow even out in the end. Rather we must choose our conception of justice fully recognizing that this is not and cannot be the case.


Chapter III, Section 28, pg. 171 - A Theory of Justice (1971; 1975; 1999)

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We must not be enticed by mathematically attractive assumptions into pretending that the contingencies of men's social positions and the asymmetries...

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We must not be enticed by mathematically attractive assumptions into pretending that the contingencies of men's social positions and the asymmetries...

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We must not be enticed by mathematically attractive assumptions into pretending that the contingencies of men's social positions and the asymmetries...

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We must not be enticed by mathematically attractive assumptions into pretending that the contingencies of men's social positions and the asymmetries...