Natural Justice / Edition 1

Natural Justice / Edition 1

by Ken Binmore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195178114

ISBN-13: 9780195178111

Pub. Date: 03/17/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book lays out foundations for a "science of morals." Binmore uses game theory as a systematic tool for investigating ethical matters. He reinterprets classical social contract ideas within a game-theory framework and generates new insights into the fundamental questions of social philosophy. In contrast to the previous writing in moral philosophy

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This book lays out foundations for a "science of morals." Binmore uses game theory as a systematic tool for investigating ethical matters. He reinterprets classical social contract ideas within a game-theory framework and generates new insights into the fundamental questions of social philosophy. In contrast to the previous writing in moral philosophy that relied on vague notion such as " societal well-being" and "moral duty," Binmore begins with individuals; rational decision-makers with the ability to empathize with one another. Any social arrangement that prescribes them to act against their interests will become unstable and eventually will be replaced by another, until one is found that includes worthwhile actions for all individuals involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195178111
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/17/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Moral Science
2 Bargaining
3 Battle of the Isms
4 Equilibrium
5 Reciprocity
6 Duty
7 Kinship
8 Empathy
9 The Golden Rule
10 Utilitarianism
11 Egalitarianism
12 Planned Decentralization
Bibliography
Index

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