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  1. David Gauthier, Excerpt From Morals by Agreement.
    'There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.'l But if things considered in themselves are neither good nor bad, if there is no realm of value existing independently of animate beings and their activities, then thought is not the activity that summons value into being. Hume reminds us, 'Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions', and while Hume's dictum has been widely disputed, we shall defend it.2 Desire, not thought, and volition, (...)
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  2. David Gauthier (forthcoming). 9 Justice as Mutual Advantage. Contemporary Political Theory: A Reader.
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  3. David Gauthier, Constituting Democracy.
    This is the text of The Lindley Lecture for 1989, given by David Gauthier, a Canadian philosopher.
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  4. David Gauthier (2013). Twenty-Five On. Ethics 123 (4):601-624.
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  5. Cecil Eubanks & David Gauthier (2011). The Politics of the Homeless Spirit: Heidegger and Levinas on Dwelling and Hospitality. History of Political Thought 32 (1):125-146.
    In this article, the authors examine the Heidegger-Levinas debate on dwelling and hospitality and assess its larger philosophical and political implications. Although Heidegger and Levinas are both critical of the subjectivist stance that engenders the rise of the homeless spirit, they posit different solutions to the Hegelian problematic, with Heidegger advocating an ontology of dwelling and Levinas propounding an ethic of hospitality (hospitalite). After a discussion of the larger political ramifications of their respective projects, we conclude with a critical assessment (...)
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  6. David J. Gauthier (2011). Martin Heidegger, Emmanuel Levinas, and the Politics of Dwelling. Lexington Books.
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  7. David Gauthier (2007). Friends, Reasons and Morals. In Bruno Verbeek (ed.), Reasons and Intentions. Ashgate Pub. Ltd..
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  8. David Gauthier (2007). Levinas and the Politics of Hospitality. History of Political Thought 28 (1):158-180.
    This article presents an examination of the political implications of Levinas' concept of hospitality (hospitalité). As described by Levinas, hospitality operates in two distinct realms, the ethical and the political. In the ethical realm, the self is morally compelled to welcome the individual stranger into the private space of the home. In the public realm, the self is politically obligated to welcome the whole of humanity into the public space of the homeland. However, since politics is violent and totalizing, the (...)
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  9. David P. Gauthier (2006). Rousseau: The Sentiment of Existence. Cambridge University Press.
    The distinguished philosopher David Gauthier examines Rousseau's evolving notion of freedom, particularly in his later works, where he focuses on a single quest: Can freedom and the independent self be regained? Rousseau's first answer is given in Emile, where he seeks to create a self-sufficient individual, neither materially nor psychologically enslaved to others. His second answer comes in the Social Contract, where he seeks to create a citizen who identifies totally with his community, so that he experiences his dependence on (...)
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  10. David Gauthier (2003). Are We Moral Debtors? [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 66 (1):162–168.
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  11. David Gauthier (2003). Hobbes. In Robert L. Arrington (ed.), The World's Great Philosophers. Blackwell Pub.. 118--125.
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  12. David Gauthier (2003). Review: Are We Moral Debtors? [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 66 (1):162 - 168.
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  13. David Gauthier (2001). Hobbes: The Laws of Nature. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 82 (3-4):258-284.
    Are Hobbes's laws of nature to be understood primarily as theorems of reason, or as commands of God, or as commands of the civil sovereign? Each of these accounts can be given textual support; each identifies a role that the laws may be thought to play. Examining the full range of textual references, discussing the place of the laws of nature in Hobbes's argument, and considering how the laws may be known, give strongest support to the first of the three (...)
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  14. David Gauthier (2001). Trust Within Reason. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 62 (2):487-490.
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  15. John Charvet, Joshua Cohen, David Gauthier, M. M. Goldsmith, Jean Hampton, Gregory S. Kavka, Patrick Riley, Arthur Ripstein & A. John Simmons (1998). The Social Contract Theorists: Critical Essays on Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
     
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  16. David Gauthier (1998). Rethinking the Toxin Puzzle. In Jules L. Coleman, Christopher W. Morris & Gregory S. Kavka (eds.), Rational Commitment and Social Justice: Essays for Gregory Kavka. Cambridge University Press. 47--58.
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  17. David Gauthier (1998). Subjective Obligation: A Reply to Wiggins. In Christoph Fehige & Ulla Wessels (eds.), Preferences. De Gruyter. 19--233.
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  18. David Gauthier (1998). Why Contractarianism? In James Rachels (ed.), Ethical Theory 2: Theories About How We Should Live. Oup Oxford.
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  19. David Gauthier (1997). Political Contractarianism. Journal of Political Philosophy 5 (2):132–148.
  20. David Gauthier (1997). Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes. Journal of Philosophy 94 (2):94-97.
  21. David Gauthier (1997). Rationality and the Rational Aim. In J. Dancy (ed.), Reading Parfit. Blackwell. 24--41.
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  22. David Gauthier (1997). Resolute Choice and Rational Deliberation: A Critique and a Defense. Noûs 31 (1):1-25.
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  23. David P. Gauthier (1997). Hobbes on Demonstration and Construction. Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (4):509-521.
    Hobbes on Demonstration and Construction DAVID GAUTHIER 1~ IN 1656 Hobbes published Six Lessons to the Professors of Mathematics, with an Epistle Dedicatory to the Marquis of Dorchester, Lord Pierrepont. In this Epistle, Hobbes distinguishes the demonstrable from the indemonstrable arts: "demonstrable are those the construction of the subject whereof is in the power of the artist himself, who, in his demonstration, does no more but deduce the consequences of his own operation" . Although this passage, with the explication Hobbes (...)
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  24. David Gauthier (1995). Game Theory and the Social Contract Volume 1: Playing Fair, Binmore Ken. The MIT Press, 1994, Xxii + 364 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 11 (02):391-.
  25. David Gauthier (1995). Public Reason. Social Philosophy and Policy 12 (1):19-42.
    Law is the expression of public reason. I want to explicate and justify this assertion, which lies at the core of a normative theory of law. Primarily, I want to focus on the concept of public reason, showing what it is, relating it to private or individual reason, and finding its rationale in that relation. I shall then argue that public reason exhausts the normative space where law may be found. Appealing to public reason, I shall show that the authority (...)
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  26. David Gauthier (1994). Assure and Threaten. Ethics 104 (4):690-721.
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  27. David Gauthier (1994). Breaking Up: An Essay on Secession. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 24 (3):357 - 371.
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  28. David Gauthier (1993). Fairness and Cores: A Comment on Laden. Philosophy and Public Affairs 22 (1):44-47.
  29. David P. Gauthier & Robert Sugden (1993). Rationality, Justice and the Social Contract Themes From Morals by Agreement.
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  30. Rex Martin, David Gauthier & Peter Vallentyne (1993). Moral Dealing: Contract, Ethics, and Reason.Contractarianism and Rational Choice: Essays on David Gauthier's Morals by Agreement. Philosophical Quarterly 43 (172):373.
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  31. David Gauthier (1992). Artificial Virtues and the Sensible Knave. Hume Studies 18 (2):401-427.
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  32. David Gauthier (1992). Review Essay: The Roots and Roles of Normative Governance. [REVIEW] Synthese 91 (3):319 - 335.
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  33. David Gauthier (1990). Le Promeneur Solitaire: Rousseau and the Emergence of the Post-Social Self. Social Philosophy and Policy 8 (01):35-.
    1. The portrait and the man – each is unique. “Here is the only portrait of a man, painted exactly from nature and completely true to it.” And this man, “it will be myself…. Myself alone… . I am different.” And yet this unique portrait of this unique man, “may be used as the first comparative work in the study of man, which is certainly yet to be begun.”.
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  34. David Gauthier (1990). Thomas Hobbes and the Contractarian Theory of Law. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 20 (Supplement):5-34.
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  35. David P. Gauthier (1990). Moral Dealing: Contract, Ethics, and Reason. Cornell University Press.
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  36. David Gauthier (1988). George Grant's Justice. Dialogue 27 (01):121-.
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  37. David Gauthier (1988). Hobbes's Social Contract. In G. A. J. Rogers & Alan Ryan (eds.), Perspectives on Thomas Hobbes. Oxford University Press. 71-84.
  38. David Gauthier (1988). In the Neighbourhood of the Newcomb-Predictor (Reflections on Rationality). Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 89:179 - 194.
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  39. David Gauthier (1988). Moral Artifice. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 18 (2):385 - 418.
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  40. David Gauthier (1988). Morality, Rational Choice, and Semantic Representation. Social Philosophy and Policy 5 (02):173-.
    In his recent paper, “Justice as Fairness: Political not Metaphysical,” John Rawls makes use of a footnote to disown what to many readers must have seemed one of the most striking and original underlying ideas of his theory of justice, that it “is a part, perhaps the most significant part, of the theory of rational choice.” That Rawls should issue this disclaimer indicates, at least in my view, that he has a much clearer understanding of his theory, and its relationship (...)
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  41. David Gauthier (1988). Symposium Papers, Comments and an Abstract: Hobbes's Social Contract. Noûs 22 (1):71-82.
  42. David Gauthier (1987). Reason to Be Moral? Synthese 72 (1):5 - 27.
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  43. David Gauthier (1987). Review: Taming Leviathan. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Public Affairs 16 (3):280 - 298.
  44. David Gauthier (1987). Reply to Wolfram. Philosophical Books 28 (3):134-139.
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  45. David P. Gauthier (1986). Morals by Agreement. Oxford University Press.
    Is morality rational? In this book Gauthier argues that moral principles are principles of rational choice. He proposes a principle whereby choice is made on an agreed basis of cooperation, rather than according to what would give an individual the greatest expectation of value. He shows that such a principle not only ensures mutual benefit and fairness, thus satisfying the standards of morality, but also that each person may actually expect greater utility by adhering to morality, even though the choice (...)
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  46. David Gauthier (1985). Bargaining and Justice. Social Philosophy and Policy 2 (02):29-.
    My concern in this paper is with the illumination that the theory of rational bargaining sheds on the formulation of principles of justice. I shall first set out the bargaining problem, as treated in the theory of games, and the Nash solution, or solution F. I shall then argue against the axiom, labeled “independence of irrelevant alternatives,” which distinguished solution F, and also against the Zeuthen model of the bargaining process which F formalizes.
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  47. David Gauthier (1985). The Unity of Reason: A Subversive Reinterpretation of Kant. Ethics 96 (1):74-88.
  48. David Gauthier (1984). Deterrence, Maximization, and Rationality. Ethics 94 (3):474-495.
  49. David Gauthier (1983). Ulysses and the Sirens. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 13 (1):133-140.
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  50. David Gauthier (1982). Three Against Justice: The Foole, the Sensible Knave, and the Lydian Shepherd. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 7 (1):11-29.
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