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1. Southwest Philosophy Review: Volume > 14 > Issue: 1
Simon Cushing REPRESENTATION AND OBLIGATION IN RAWLS’ SOCIAL CONTRACT THEORY
...REPRESENTATION AND OBLIGATION IN RAWLSSOCIAL CONTRACT THEORY ... . 52 Representation and Obligation in Rawls's Social Contract Theory The second ... REPRESENTATION AND OBLIGATION IN RAWLS'S SOCIAL CONTRACT THEORV Simon Cushing ...
2. Social Philosophy Today: Volume > 13
Simon Cushing Agreement in Social Contract Theories: Locke vs. Rawls
...CHAPTER 17 Agreement in Social Contract Theories: Locke vs. Rawls Simon ... theory is part of the social contract tradition.! Assessing this claim is not easy ... as his criticism that Locke's theory is in fact not a genuine social contract ...
3. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society: 2001
Ben Wempe Taking Social Contracts Seriously
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One of the more recent trends in business ethics theory is to argue for norms for corporations on the basis of a social contract model. So far, however, the application of this method of argument has been without sufficient attention for the defining features characterizing the domain of business ethics and the specific assumptions of the social contract argument. In this paper, I situate the new trend of arguing for norms of corporate morality on the basis of a social contract against the background of two earlier traditions of social contract argumentation, i.e. contract theories of politics and of social justice. A comparative analysis of these earlier families of contract theory provides an indication as to how a well-formed contract theory for business ethics should be set up.
.... Similarly, Rawls' contract theory of social justice merely establishes some very ... contract theory. 2. The social contract tradition in business ethics ... a book by that title, Michael Keeley's A Social-Contract Theory of Organizations does ...
4. The Review of Metaphysics: Volume > 28 > Issue: 1
David Lewis Schaefer A Critique of Rawls’ Contract Doctrine
... obviously distinguishes Rawlscontract doctrine from the teachings of the great social ... A Critique of RawlsContract Doctrine ... JOHN RAWLS IN A Theory of Justice attempts to deduce "the principles of justice ...
5. The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy: Volume > 41
Cynthia Stark Hypothetical Consent and Political Legitimacy
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A commonly accepted criticism of the social contract approach to justifying political authority targets the notion of hypothetical consent. Hypothetical contracts, it is argued, are not binding; therefore hypothetical consent cannot justify political authority. I argue that although hypothetical consent may not be capable of creating political obligation, it has the power to legitimate political arrangements.
..., see Jean Hampton, "Contracts and Choices: Does Rawls Have a Social Contract Theory ... A commonly accepted criticism of the social contract approach to justifying ... of the social contract approach to justifying political authority targets ...
6. Social Theory and Practice: Volume > 3 > Issue: 1
Andrew Levine Rawls’ Kantianism
... of abstraction, the familiar theory of the social contract as found, say, in Locke ... interpersonal relations Rawls needs for a theory of social values is implicit in Kant ... Social Theory and Practice ...
7. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society: 1996
Helge Rynning Political Liberalism and Integrative Social Contracts Theory
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A comparison will be made between some of the aspects of Rawls' social contract theory and the integrative social contracts theory (ISCT) proposed by Donaldson and Dunfee. The conception of the person in both theories will be analyzed. To what extent ISCT represents a communitarian conception of business ethics will be discussed.
...A comparison will be made between some of the aspects of Rawls' social contract ... contract theory and the integrative social contracts theory (ISCT ... , 1995). The application o f social contract theory to business organizations ...
8. Southwest Philosophy Review: Volume > 22 > Issue: 1
Walter Riker Reading (and Misreading) Rawls’s Theory of Legitimacy
...Reading (and Misreading) Rawls’s Theory of Legitimacy ... Reading (and Misreading) Rawls's Theory of Legitimacy Walter Riker University ... , more abstract version ofthe social contract. It was, he said, "the best ...
9. Canadian Journal of Philosophy: Volume > 8 > Issue: 4
Brian Barry Critical Notice of Robert Paul Wolff, Understanding Rawls: A Reconstruction and Critique of "A Theory of Justice"
..., ’Rawls’ Kantianism’, Social Theory and Practice 3 (1974), p. 57. 766 Critical ... in all social and political relationships. ’Rawls’s failure grows naturally ... In this sense, Rawls is a ’utopian’, since it is fundamental to his whole theory ...
10. Philosophical Topics: Volume > 30 > Issue: 2
Martha C. Nussbaum Capabilities and Disabilities: Justice for Mentally Disabled Citizens
... to a closer examination of John Rawls’s Kantian social contract theory, which I believe ... theory of the social contract, as he understands it. He also accepts the Humean ... , and friendship. Modern social contract theories, however, imagine the bargaining agents who ...
11. Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal: Volume > 8 > Issue: 1/2
Kai Nielsen Morality and Ideology: Some Radical Critiques
... of things we need to know-the sorts of things we need a social theory for-but Rawls ... formulation of aredistributive social theory. Rawls's answer to how power ... belief that Rawls's social philosophy is a form of revisionist liberalism ...
12. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly: Volume > 65 > Issue: 2
Edward Papa Kant’s Dubious Disciples: Hare and Rawls
... as the foundation of a theory of social justice. Like Hare, Rawls seeks to provide a method ... the data of moral theory consist in our moral judgments, the test of Rawls’s moral ... doubts about the propriety of Rawls’s identification of his theory as “Kantian ...
13. The Southern Journal of Philosophy: Volume > 28 > Issue: 4
Todd G. May Kant the Liberal, Kant the Anarchist: Rawls and Lyotard on Kantian Justice
... with utilitarianism. Unlike utilitarianism, Kantian ethics (which Rawls calls a "social contract ... simply as a means, but always at the same time as an end."13 Rawls' contract theory ... contract theory squarely within the Kantian tradition. In Chapter 4, Rawls cites five ...
14. Social Theory and Practice: Volume > 43 > Issue: 4
Elizabeth Finneron-Burns The Intergenerational Original Position
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I evaluate the mechanism Rawls uses to elicit his just savings principle. My analysis focuses on his account of membership in the original position because who is in the original position and what they know has important consequences for the rest of Rawls’s theory of intergenerational justice. I consider three options: present time of entry (PTE), actual people from various generations, and all possible people. However, I will argue that Rawls is ultimately not successful since there is no plausible composition of the original position that avoids the non-identity problem and generates acceptable moral principles without logical contradictions or inconsistencies with the rest of his theory of justice.
...Social Theory and Practice ... Social Theory and Practice Vol. 43, No. 4 (October 2017): 805 ... for the rest of Rawls’s theory of intergenerational justice. I consider three options ...
15. The Journal of Philosophy: Volume > 91 > Issue: 7
Bruce Ackerman Political Liberalisms
... breaks with earlier work, Rawls renounces his claim that "the theory ... ? A Critique of John Rawls' Theory," American Political ... Political liberalism is not merely the name of a book by John Rawls ...
16. Social Theory and Practice: Volume > 32 > Issue: 4
Pauline Kleingeld Defending the Plurality of States: Cloots, Kant, and Rawls
... and Citizen,” the central ideas of social contract theory, and the notion of popular ... in the “nation.” According to Cloots, however, social contract theory has been inconsistent ... a coherent account, in terms of social contract theory, not only of the formation ...
17. The Southern Journal of Philosophy: Volume > 20 > Issue: 2
Michael Davis Smith, Gert, and Obligation to Obey the Law
... social contract theory (that is, those theories seeking to connect formal moral ... sodal contract theory (where the contract is actual, not hypothetical), standards ... . Intriguing. But, without a theory of formal moral obligation, we do not know what to say ...
18. The Review of Metaphysics: Volume > 43 > Issue: 1
Robert C. Neville Value, Courage, and Leadership
... of the social contract theory is that it ties personal responsibility to public obligation ... important for social contract theory because it denied any tie between obligation ... in a vector of forces. The social contract theory promised to provide a value ...
19. The Harvard Review of Philosophy: Volume > 19
Gerald Gaus Moral Constitutions
... understanding of social theory. To object, as does Cohen, that Rawls brings ... with Rawls's short-lived project in what he called "moral theory" a project ... is basically what Rawls called "moral theory;" I wish to clarify what the book seeks ...
20. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association: Volume > 77
Jacques Poulain Justice and Truth: A Critical Examination of the Liberal Contract
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This paper presents a critique of American liberal capitalism, a system that began as a mere experiment but has now become the only form of life that isbroadly recognized as legitimate. Such legitimation is sustained by the seemingly objective and transcendent authority of a consensus that, as a matter of fact, isincapable of self-critique and judgment. For in liberal capitalism, the quest for happiness is measured primarily by the successes of free enterprise and the freemarket in general. These successes have thus become the only legitimate sources of individual and collective action. But in spite of such successes, liberal capitalism does nothing about the actual unjust relations between different social classes and between different countries. In order to address this unjust situation, liberal capitalism rightly searches for a theory of justice that can provide genuine selfjustification or self-legitimation. But capitalist culture has wrongly found such self-justification in the liberal theory of Rawls, whose veil of ignorance ends up legitimating capitalism’s own “worst of all possible situations.”
... has wrongly found such self-justification in the liberal theory of Rawls, whose ... in the future what we promise to do. And we not only contract the obligation to realize our ... promise, but we also contract the obligation to believe what we are presumed ...