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Political contractarianism: justice as mutual advantage

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Justice is the highest of our moral ends. Implementing a conception of justice requires the coordination of many people. However, contemporary societies are characterised by pervasive and persistent disagreement about justice, and individuals in such societies typically lack the power to simply impose a conception of justice. This presents a problem: How can one best pursue the implementation of justice when (a) one lacks the power to impose it unilaterally and (b) others cannot be persuad...

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SSD
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Politics & Int Relations
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Doctoral Awards Scheme
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2007/131549
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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