Justice as Mutual Advantage

  • Jan de Jonge

Abstract

Gauthier is a representative of a Hobbesian approach to contractarian theory. He shares Hobbes’ vision of mankind that man by nature and necessity is an appropriator. To appropriate is to acquire property. Exchange of property is the primary function of the market. Here the appropriators contract with one another to maximize their utility. Hence, within society the primary relationships among appropriators are contractual. The contractarian conception of social relationships and the appropriative conception of human activity are mutually supporting.

Keywords

Moral Theory Difference Principle Ideal Actor Rational Choice Theory Social Contract Theory 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Jan de Jonge 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan de Jonge

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations