The Contractualist Dilemma
作者: Moises Vaca
刊名: The Harvard Review of Philosophy, 2017, Vol.24 , pp.43-62
来源数据库: Philosophy Documentation Center
DOI: 10.5840/harvardreview201762112
原始语种摘要: In moral and political philosophy many contractualist views appeal to hypothetical consent when justifying their proposed normative contents. In this paper I argue that all of them fail. In particular, I defend three claims. First, I consider and develop what I call the common objection to contractualism: that the stipulation of a hypothetical consent adds nothing to the independent reasons offered in contractualist procedures in favor of the normative content in question. Second, I hold that this objection gives rise to what I call the contractualist dilemma. Third, in light of the dilemma, I argue that contractualism should be understood in a non-justificatory way. These three claims might sound familiar to readers versed on the contractualist tradition. It is striking, however, how...
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  • 明白 庇护
  • objection 异议
  • argue 证明
  • consent 允许
  • striking 引燃
  • appeal 请求
  • tradition 传统
  • invitation 邀请
  • favor 庇护
  • understood 庇护
  • abandon 废弃