[hist-analytic] Rawls, Contract, and the Theory of Social Choice

Jlsperanza at aol.com Jlsperanza at aol.com
Mon Aug 30 22:54:32 EDT 2010

In a message dated 8/30/2010 8:47:02 P.M.,   Baynesr at comcast.net writes:
in my opinion he is a social contract theorist  in  name  


I would add that perhaps we should make  the crucial distinction,  
'political'/'social' contract -- or even  'legal'/'moral'. This was pretty  
obvious in 
the earliest theories of  contract. It was never clear what kind of  'pact' 
was at play.  

Incidentally, while I love Hobbes, my favourite 'pact' theorist seems to  


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