Morality and Agreement: A Defense of Moral Contractarianism

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P. Lang, 2002 - Philosophy - 141 pages
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This book argues for moral contractarianism, the view that moral justification rests on the idea of agreement. It critically appraises the views of contemporary contractarians such as John Rawls, David Gauthier, and Thomas Scanlon. It argues for a theory of moral justification that is based on a hypothetical agreement of restricted scope between strangers in the circumstances of justice and that is bound by historical place and circumstance.

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Introduction I
Agreement and Constraint
Morality and Agreement

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The Author: Paul Voice received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He was a senior lecturer at the University of South Africa from 1990 to 1999. He teaches at Bennington College in Vermont. He has published articles on topics in ethics, justice, and liberalism.

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