John Rawls and Fair Equality of Opportunity

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John Rawls published A Theory of Justice in 1971. At that time no moral problem was more widely discussed than preferential affirmative action. (See The Affirmative Action Debate, Second Edition, ed. Steven M. Cahn, Routledge, 2002). Yet the vast literature to which Rawls’s book gave rise included little, if any, discussion of how the magnum […]

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