Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality

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Contractualism has a venerable history and considerable appeal. Yet as an account of the foundations or ultimate grounds of morality it has been thought by many philosophers to be subject to fatal objections. In this book Nicholas Southwood argues otherwise. Beginning by detailing and diagnosing the shortcomings of the existing "Hobbesian" and "Kantian" models of contractualism, he then proposes a novel "deliberative" model, based on an interpersonal, deliberative conception of practical reason. He argues that the ...

Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality 2013, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199664658

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Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality 2010, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199539659

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