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date: 05 December 2023



  • Rahul KumarRahul KumarQueen's University


A contractualist moral theory is an account of the foundations of a central aspect of commonsense morality, one concerned with how it is wrong for individuals to treat each other. A theory counts as contractualist if it takes as fundamental to accounting for an act’s wrongness the justifiability to others of so acting . This core contractualist commitment has been developed in different ways. The most detailed articulation of view is that advanced by T. M. Scanlon in What We Owe To Each Other. This article focuses on Scanlon’s contractualism. It aims to make explicit the structure of the contractualist reasoning and certain challenges to its plausibility in light of certain intuitive convictions. I


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