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Scanlon and Contractualism by Matt Matravers

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Political science & theory,
  • Scanlon, Thomas,
  • Philosophy,
  • Political Science / History & Theory,
  • Contractarianism (Ethics)

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages138
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9731088M
ISBN 100714684562
ISBN 109780714684567

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CONTRACTUALISM. Contractualism, as a distinctive account of moral reasoning, was originally advanced by T. M. Scanlon in his widely admired paper "Contractualism and Utilitarianism" () and was later elaborated on in detail in his book What We Owe to Each Other (). Drawing on an understanding of the significance of the social-contract metaphor that has its roots in Jean . Scanlon and Contractualism - Kindle edition by Matravers, Matt. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Scanlon and by: 7. Get this from a library! Scanlon and contractualism. [Matt Matravers;] -- With an introduction to Scanlon's ideas on contractualism by the editor, this collection of essays offers a range of views on Scanlon's book 'What We Owe to each Other' and the field of. Contractualism and Justification1 T. M. Scanlon I first began thinking of contractualism as a moral theory 38 years ago, in May of The idea was not entirely original. I was of course familiar with Rawls’ theory of justice, and influenced by it. A .

Book Description. This collection brings together essays by distinguished political philosophers which reflect on the detailed arguments of What We Owe to Each Other, and comment critically both on Scanlon's contractualism and his revised understandings of motivation and essays illustrate the uses of Scanlon's contractualism by applying it to moral and political . This dissertation examines whether Thomas Scanlon’s contractualism satisfactorily explains its intended domain of morality which he terms “what we owe to each other.” Scanlon proposes that such interpersonal morality is based on justifying one’s actions to others by behaving according to principles that could not be reasonably rejected. This idea accounts for two key functions of a Author: Kenneth R Weisshaar. Finally I will explain why contractualism, as I understand it, does not lead back to some utilitarian formula as its normative outcome. Recommend this book Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's by: damentally different way. For contractualism, the basic issue is not the value of outcomes conceived in terms of welfare or impersonal value, but how affected interests give individuals grounds for reasonably Contractualism, Root and Branch: A Review Essay STEPHEN DARWALL This review essay considers T. M. Scanlon, The Difficulty of Tolerance File Size: KB.

will focus on two dominant strands of moral contractualism, which offer significantly different answers to the question why. Firstly, we will cover Thomas Scanlon’s Kantian contractualism, which is most thoroughly developed in his book What We Owe To Each Other. Secondly, we will discuss David Gauthier’sFile Size: KB. This chapter looks at Thomas M. Scanlon's Contractualist theory and his claim that his Contractualism gives an account of wrongness itself, or what it is for acts to be wrong. Scanlon should claim instead that, when acts are wrong in his Contractualist sense, that makes these acts wrong in other, non-Contractualist senses. He might, for example, claim that, when some act Author: Samuel Scheffler. The contractualism of American philosopher Thomas Scanlon is a non-consequentialist theory of interpersonal morality, first set out in the seminal article “Contractualism and Utilitarianism” has two objectives.   And What We Owe to Each Other does precisely that. ” —Philip Pettit, The Times Literary Supplement “ Thomas Scanlon’s understanding of [morality’s] complexity and of its sources in the variety of human relations and values is one of the virtues of this illuminating book. To say that it is long awaited would be an understatement.