Creating a Just Society May Require a Veil of Ignorance

What’s your blueprint for a just society? Your answer probably reflects who you are and the situation you find yourself in. If you’re rich, you may well be in favour of the freedom to earn and enjoy the fruits of your efforts; if you’re poor you’re likely to be more supportive of a system that redistributes wealth. John Rawls argued it might be more just to construct this blueprint from behind a 'veil of ignorance'. Find out how in this 2 minute animation.


Narrated by Stephen Fry. Scripted by Nigel Warburton. 

This project is from the BBC in partnership with The Open University, the animations were created by Cognitive.

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