1st Edition

Preferring Justice Rationality, Selftransformation, And The Sense Of Justice

By Eric Cave Copyright 1998
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    198 Pages
    by Routledge

    This manuscript is about the sense of justice that limits what individuals can do in pursuit of their ends and opens them to exploitation. It shows how flawed agents choosing under partial information advance those of their ends having nothing to do with justice by maintaining such a disposition.

    Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction: A Reconciliation Project -- The Components of a Contractarian Argument for Preferring Justice -- Self-Transformation -- The Collective Rationality of Self-Transformation -- Maximin Reasoning -- Disaster Avoidance Reasoning -- Expected Utility Reasoning -- The Individual Rationality of Self-Transformation -- Toward an Account of Rational Preference Revision -- Conclusion: Preferring Justice


    Eric M. Cave