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Expectations: in psychology, expectations are cognitive anticipations about future events or outcomes, influencing perception and behavior. They shape individual experiences by guiding attention, interpretation, and emotional responses. Expectations can be formed through past experiences, social influences, and cognitive processes, impacting decision-making and overall well-being. See also Experience, Perception, Behavior, Attention, Interpretation, Emotions.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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John Rawls on Expectations - Dictionary of Arguments

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Expectations/society/social community/distribution justice/justice/Rawls: what expectations of individuals are, we can best recognize by a distinction from utilitarianism, which strives to maximize the overall utility.
I 92
Situation: we describe an individual's situation as better or worse, regardless of what that individual considers desirable.
>Situations, >Descriptions, >Individuals.
It is a question of what changes in the structure of a system in which this person finds himself or herself can bring advantages to that person.
Def expectation/Rawls: I then simply define expectation as an index of the goods that a representative individual can expect in a situation.
Primary goods/Rawls: are then those that a rational being strives for, no matter what else he/she strives for.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Rawl I
J. Rawls
A Theory of Justice: Original Edition Oxford 2005

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