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Contractualism for Us As We Are

Southwood, Nicholas

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A difficult problem for contractualists is how to provide an interpretation of the contractual situation that is both subject to appropriately stringent constraints and yet also appropriately sensitive to certain features of us as we actually are. My suggestion is that we should embrace a model of contractualism that is structurally analogous to the “advice model” of the ideal observer theory famously proposed by Michael Smith (1994; 1995). An advice model of contractualism is appealing since...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-03-30
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/176973
Source: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
DOI: 10.1111/phpr.12500
Access Rights: Open Access

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