Disagreement behind the veil of ignorance

  • Muldoon R
  • Lisciandra C
  • Colyvan M
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In this paper we argue that there is a kind of moral disagreement that
survives the Rawlsian veil of ignorance. While a veil of ignorance
eliminates sources of disagreement stemming from self-interest, it does
not do anything to eliminate deeper sources of disagreement. These
disagreements not only persist, but transform their structure once
behind the veil of ignorance. We consider formal frameworks for
exploring these differences in structure between interested and
disinterested disagreement, and argue that consensus models offer us a
solution concept for disagreements behind the veil of ignorance.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Bargaining
  • Consensus modeling
  • Disagreement
  • Rawls
  • Veil of ignorance

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  • Ryan Muldoon

  • Chiara Lisciandra

  • Mark Colyvan

  • Carlo Martini

  • Giacomo Sillari

  • Jan Sprenger

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