David Gauthier (born 10 September 1932) is a Canadian-American philosopher
best known for his neo-Hobbesian social contract (contractarian) theory of
morality, as laid ... (whatever they may be). A ...
John Rawls' A Theory of Justice; David Gauthier .... which he called the
Sovereign, must be ceded absolute authority if society is to survive. Hobbes'
political theory is best understood if taken in two parts: his theory of human
motivation, ..... Included in this version of the social contract is the idea of
Mar 3, 1996 ... The social contract in contemporary moral and political theory is an attempt, ...
more impartial version of you) would agree to P. What has that to do with you? ....
as David Gauthier puts it, to resolve the “foundational crisis” of morality: .... In his
Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy Rawls tells us that...
Dec 24, 2013 ... Gauthier's rational cooperators (the updated version of his ... “maximin
proportionate gain” (previously called “maximin relative benefit”). ... If it is rational
to act in a certain way, than the appeal of a social contract is superfluous.
Apr 12, 2015 ... Gauthier develops his theory of morality as part of a theory of rational choice ...
we must adopt what Gauthier calls “morals by agreement,” those ...
Hypothetical contractarians hold that justice is defined by a contract that ... In his
recent book, Morals by Agreement,1 David Gauthier finds footing for ... too often
been invoked in lieu of argument—as if to call something a natural ... Let us begin
our discussion of Gauthier's theory by examining more closely what his version of...
promote an end which was no part of his intention,” namely the welfare of society
as a whole ... The contractarian David Gauthier  argues that a social contract
can be .... It is convenient to call this transformation a ..... revised edition 1999.
Sep 24, 2006 ... One of these is the notion of the "social contract"--familiar from ... with David
Gauthier and Thomas ("Tim") Scanlon--and many others, of course. ... Hobbes is
famous for his argument that a state of nature is a state of war of all against all. ...
classical versions of social contract theory--and a...
Hobbes is famous for his argument that a state of nature is a state of war of ....
Rawls calls this hypothetical choice situation "the original position. ... Rawls has a
version of social contract theory, which we just said could be ... The contractarian
branch of the social-contract tradition is represented by David Gauthier's...
Adam Smith, with his friend David Hume, is one of the great critics of the social
contract. .... attacking a consent based, historical version of the social contract
that we might call, following Gauthier, original contractarianism (1979: 12). This is