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David Gauthier

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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 ...

Social Contract Theory | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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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 reciprocated dutie...

Contemporary Approaches to the Social Contract (Stanford ...

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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...

David Gauthier revisits Morals by AgreementAgainst Politics

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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.

David Gauthier's Moral Contractarianism | The Meaning of Life

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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 ...

Anthology version of Gauthier Paper - PhilPapers

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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...

Moral Implications of Rational Choice Theories - Tepper School of ...

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promote an end which was no part of his intention,” namely the welfare of society as a whole ... The contractarian David Gauthier [8] argues that a social contract can be .... It is convenient to call this transformation a ..... revised edition 1999.

Contractarianism, Contractualism, and the Social Contract

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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...

Categories - Legal Theory Lexicon: - Typepad

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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 and the Social Contract - John Thrasher

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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 the.

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Contractarianism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

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Jun 18, 2000 ... Contractualism, which stems from the Kantian line of social contract thought, ... Morals by Agreement—David Gauthier's Contractarianism; 4. ... The initial situation posits what in bargaining theory is called the “no agreement .... ( modeled after Locke's description of the initial situation of his social contrac...

MORALS BY AGREEMENT DAVID GAUTHIER Chapter I ...

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We shall develop a theory of morals as part of the theory of rational choice. ... would make, were he called upon to select the basic principles of his society from ...... effects of this conception are one of the themes of my 'The Social Contract as  ...

Ethics in Public Relations - Social Contract Theory of Morality ...

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Kant's use of the social contract is consistent with his moral theory about the capacity ... to David Gauthier's theory: basic equality in the desires and needs of people, ... situation there is a “structural problem of interaction” [10], as Gauthier calls it, ... genuine first octavo edition (first state with standing Justice) ...