Discussion Questions on Part III of Rawls

1. What's the connection between the original position and the idea of what it is "reasonable" to agree to?

2. Rawls supposes that individuals in the original position are "mutually disinterested." Why doesn't he permit them to be moved by altruism?

3. What's the different between the principles of justice that are supposed to govern the basic structure of society and the principles of justice that are suppose to govern the interactions of individuals with one another?

4. [post page 97] What is the "maximin" argument for the priority of liberty?