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A Consequentialist Model for Just Social Contracts

Abstract The paper reviews some of the models of consequentialist justice, the nature of social contracts, and the social coordination of behaviors through social norms.

The challenge with actualizing justice in many contemporary societies is the broad and often conflicting individual beliefs on rights and responsibilities that each member of a society maintains to describe the opportunities and compensations they attribute to themselves and others. This obscurity is compounded through a lack of academic or political alignment on the definition and tenets of justice.

The result of the deficiency of commonality of the definition and tenants of justice often result in myopic decisions by individuals and discontinuity within a society that reduce ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor HERRO, CHIP Reardon (Author) / Armendt, Brad (Advisor) / McGregor, Joan (Committee member) / DesRoches, Tyler (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Philosophy / Sociology / Consequentialism / Dual Inheritance / Justice / Norms / Social Contracts / Utilitarian
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 50 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Philosophy 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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