Skip to main content

Hume's critique of the contract theory

Buy Article:

$27.68 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

The object of this paper is to put Hume's criticism of the ‘fashionable theory’ of the original contract within its proper contexts. This will enable us to show the inner coherence of Hume's arguments, but also their pronounced difference from those characteristically modern versions of contract theory which, like Rawls's, appeal to the notion of a hypothetical contract. We begin, however, with a few observations on the history of contract theories.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: La Trobe University.

Publication date: January 1, 1991

imp/hpt/1991/00000012/00000003/275
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more