The Toxin and the Tyrant: Two Tests for Gauthier's Theory of Rationality

Twentieth-Century Values (2002)
Abstract
This paper discusses David Gauthier’s attempt to refine the theory underlying constrained maximization so that it ceases to have a certain implication that he regards as objectionable. It argues that the refinement Gauthier introduces may be initially appealing, but actually does his theory more harm than good.
Keywords Instrumental rationality  Constrained maximization  David Gauthier
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