Minimizing maximin

Philosophical Studies 37 (4):363 - 372 (1980)
In A Theory of Justice, John Rawls provides several arguments contractors in the original position using maximin reasoning, which leads directly to the difference principle. These arguments are inadequate to support the claim that maximin reasoning is the uniquely rational approach to choice in the original position.
Keywords Rawls  distributive justice  difference principle  maximin  social contract  justice as fairness  original position  A Theory of Justice  contractarianism
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DOI 10.1007/BF00354905
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John Rawls (2009). A Theory of Justice. In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Philosophy and Rhetoric. Oxford University Press. pp. 133-135.

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