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  1. 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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  2. David P. Gauthier (1997). Hobbes on Demonstration and Construction. Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (4):509-521.
  3. David P. Gauthier (1990). Moral Dealing: Contract, Ethics, and Reason. Cornell University Press.
     
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  4. 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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  5. David P. Gauthier (1970). Morality and Rational Self-Interest. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,Prentice-Hall.
    Reason, egoism, and utilitarianism, by H. Sidgwick.--Is egoism reasonable? By G. E. Moore.--Ultimate principles and ethical egoism, by B. Medlin.--In defense of egoism, by J. Kalin.--Virtuous affections and self-love, by F. Hutcheson.--Our obligation to virtue, by D. Hume.--Duty and interest, by H. A. Prichard.--The natural condition of mankind and the laws of nature, by T. Hobbes.--Why should we be moral? By K. Baier.--Morality and advantage, by D. P. Gauthier.--Bibliographical essay (p. 181-184).
     
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  6. David P. Gauthier (1969). I. Yet Another Hobbes. Inquiry 12 (1-4):449-465.
    This paper examines the interpretation of Hobbes as a political formalist which is developed by F. S. McNeilly in The Anatomy of Leviathan. McNeilly argues that Hobbes's demonstration of the necessity of political society is independent of Hobbes's particular view of man as an egotist bent at all costs on his own preservation. The first part of the argument of the paper uses techniques of decision theory and game theory to show that this argument which McNeilly ascribes to Hobbes is (...)
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  7. David P. Gauthier (1969). Action. By D. G. Brown. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1968. Pp. Xii + 150. $4.50. Dialogue 8 (02):315-317.
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  8. David P. Gauthier (1969). The Logic of Leviathan: The Moral and Political Theory of Thomas Hobbes. Oxford, Clarendon P..
    I THE NATURE OF MAN To understand morals and politics, understand man. Leviathan , 'that mortal god, to which we owe under the immortal God, our peace and ...
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  9. David P. Gauthier (1968). Hare's Debtors. Mind 77 (307):400-405.
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  10. David P. Gauthier (1968). How Decisions Are Caused (but Not Predicted). Journal of Philosophy 65 (6):170-171.
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  11. David P. Gauthier (1968). The Unity of Wisdom and Temperance. Journal of the History of Philosophy 6 (2).
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  12. David P. Gauthier (1967). How Decisions Are Caused. Journal of Philosophy 64 (5):147-151.
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  13. David P. Gauthier (1967). Morality and Advantage. Philosophical Review 76 (4):460-475.
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  14. David P. Gauthier (1967). Moore's Naturalistic Fallacy. American Philosophical Quarterly 4 (4):315 - 320.
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  15. David P. Gauthier (1967). Progress and Happiness: A Utilitarian Reconsideration. Ethics 78 (1):77-82.
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  16. David P. Gauthier (1965). Rule-Utilitarianism and Randomization. Analysis 25 (3):68 - 69.
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  17. Bernard Mayo & David P. Gauthier (1965). Practical Reasoning: The Structure and Foundations of Prudential and Moral Arguments and Their Exemplification in Discourse. Philosophical Quarterly 15 (59):184.
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  18. David P. Gauthier (1963). Practical Reasoning. Oxford, Clarendon Press.
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  19. David P. Gauthier (1962). Has Man a Future? By Bertrand Russell. Penguin Books, Toronto, Longmans Canada Ltd. 1962, P. 128. .60¢Nuclear Weapons and Christian Conscience. Edited by Walter Stein. London, Merlin Press. 1961, P. 151. $3.00. [REVIEW] Dialogue 1 (02):230-231.
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