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We gain a greater understanding of a problem of justice when we are able to identify the form of a solution to that problem. But clarification of a problem does not mean that we must see an answer or solution to it. We also acquire insight when we come to have a better understanding of the nature of a problem, and the values and issues at stake and the trade-offs involved in responding in one way as opposed to another. We achieve clarity when we realize that a problem is more complicated than at first meets the eye. The aim of a philosophical inquiry is more often that of illuminating and identifying the right questions and less that of providing the answer to a question.