9780198249924-0198249926-Morals By Agreement

Morals By Agreement

ISBN-13: 9780198249924
ISBN-10: 0198249926
Edition: Fifth Printing
Author: Gauthier, David
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780198249924
ISBN-10: 0198249926
Edition: Fifth Printing
Author: Gauthier, David
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 384 pages

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Acknowledged authors Gauthier, David wrote Morals By Agreement comprising 384 pages back in 1999. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0198249926 and 9780198249924. Since then Morals By Agreement textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.81 or rent at the marketplace.

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Are moral principles actually principles of rational choice? Starting from the view that it is rational always to choose what will give one the greatest expectation of value or utility--and the common counter-claim that this procedure, applied in many situations, will actually leave people worse off than need be--Gauthier instead proposes a principle of cooperation whereby each must choose in accordance with a principle to which all can agree. He shows that not only does such a principle ensure mutual benefit and fairness, but also that each person may expect greater utility from actually adhering to a morality based on it, even though his other choice did not have that specific end primarily in view. In resolving what may appear to be a paradox, he establishes morals on the foundation of reason.

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