Life, chance & life chances

@article{Daston2008LifeC,
  title={Life, chance \& life chances},
  author={L. Daston},
  journal={Daedalus},
  year={2008},
  volume={137},
  pages={5-14}
}
The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance. This ensures that no one is advantaged or disadvantaged in the choice of principles by the outcome of natural chance or the contingency of social circumstances. Since all are similarly situated and no one is able to design principles to favor his particular condition, the principles of justice are the result of a fair agreement or bargain. 
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