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Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality

Nicholas Southwood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199539659
eISBN:
9780191594908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539659.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

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 ... More


Getting morality right

Nicholas Southwood

in Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199539659
eISBN:
9780191594908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539659.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses the issue of whether deliberative contractualism has what it takes to satisfy the moral accuracy criterion. First, it considers whether deliberative contractualism is ... More


Grounding morality

Nicholas Southwood

in Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199539659
eISBN:
9780191594908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539659.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The final chapter considers whether deliberative contractualism is capable of satisfying the explanatory adequacy criterion. Whereas the strategy in Chapter 6 was positive and direct, here the ... More


The structure of deliberative contractualism

Nicholas Southwood

in Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199539659
eISBN:
9780191594908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539659.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter begins the task of outlining the alternative deliberative model of contractualism, focusing on explaining in detail the nature of the hypothetical choice scenario facing individuals ... More


The normativity of deliberative contractualism

Nicholas Southwood

in Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199539659
eISBN:
9780191594908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539659.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses the task of explicating the normativity of deliberative contractualist principles – how and why deliberative contractualist agreements are supposed to be capable of providing ... More


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