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A Deliberative Model of Contractualism

Southwood, Nicholas


Despite an impressive philosophical pedigree, contractualism (or contractarianism) has only been properly developed in two ways: by appeal to the idea of an instrumentally rational bargain or contract between self-interested individuals (Hobbesian contractualism) and by appeal to the idea of a substantively reasonable agreement among individuals who regard one another as free and equal persons warranting equal moral respect (Kantian contractualism). Both of these existing models of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Politics, Philosophy and Economics
DOI: 10.1177/1470594X08088728


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