Conflicts of rules in Hooker's rule-consequentialism

Canadian Journal of Philosophy 37 (3):329-349 (2007)
Just about any proponent of a rule-based theory of morality must eventually confront the question of how to resolve confl icts among the rules that the theory endorses. Is there a priority rule specifying which rules must yield to which, as in Rawls’s lexical ordering of the fi rst principle of his theory of justice over the second?3 Must the agent intuitively bal-
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