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Morals by agreement

Author: David P Gauthier
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, ©1986.
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This book defends the traditional conception of morality as a rational, impartial constraint on the pursuit of individual interest or benefit.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gauthier, David P.
Morals by agreement.
Oxford : Clarendon Press, ©1986
(DLC) 85015519
(OCoLC)12262822
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David P Gauthier
ISBN: 9780198249924 0198249926 9780198247463 019824746X
OCLC Number: 316331927
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 367 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Overview of a theory --
Choice : reason and value --
Strategy : reason and equilibrium --
The market : freedom from morality --
Co-operation : bargaining and justice --
Compliance : maximization constrained --
The initial bargaining position : rights and the proviso --
The archimedean point --
Persons, peoples, generations --
The ring of gyges --
The liberal individual.
Responsibility: David Gauthier.

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One of the clearest, most rigorous, and most original attempts to provide a rational foundation for morality in the history of moral philosophy....Promises to become one of the seminal works of Read more...

 
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