The debate "If you cut the cake into but you can not choose you would cut the cake into equal halves" was started by
July 3, 2019, 3:54 am.
By the way, John is disagreeing with this statement.
5 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 2 people are on the disagree side.
There needs to be more votes to see what the common perception is.
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John posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
Deat, MADHURA, Light and 2 visitors agree.
John and 1 visitor disagree.
Yes, it's thought experiment of Rawls! His idea is great! But I can't believe people can decided without knowing anything. His idea is based on the premise that people are rational. I can't believe that.
This is an example of the Veil of Ignorance thought experiment by Rawles! You have enough information to know how your decision to portion the cake will affect everyone involved but you do not know which person you will be. Rawles believed it is therefore rational to assume you would not decide to make a decision that would benefit a certain group at the expense of another, because the decision-maker may end up in either group. So a rational person would cut the cake equally.