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  1. added 2018-09-16
    Locke on Express and Tacit Consent.Paul Russell - 1986 - Political Theory 14 (2):291-306.
    THE SUBJECT MATTER of this essay is Locke's well-known discussion of consent in sections 116-122 of the Second Treatise of Government.' I will not be concerned to discuss the place of consent in Locke's political philosophy 2 My concerns are somewhat narrower than this. I will simply be concerned to show that in important respects several recent discussions of Locke's political philosophy have misrepresented Locke's views on the subject of express and tacit consent. At theheart of these misinterpretations lie misunderstandings (...)
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    Restoring Responsibility: Ethics in Government, Business, and Healthcare.Dennis F. Thompson - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this important collection of essays Dennis Thompson argues for a more robust conception of responsibility in public life than prevails in contemporary democracies. He suggests that we should stop thinking so much about public ethics in terms of individual vices and start thinking about it more in terms of institutional vices. Combining theory and practice with many concrete examples and proposals for reform, these essays could be used in courses in applied ethics or political theory and will be read (...)
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    Evolution of the Social Contract.Brian Skyrms - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this pithy and highly readable book, Brian Skyrms, a recognised authority on game and decision theory, investigates traditional problems of the social contract in terms of evolutionary dynamics. Game theory is skilfully employed to offer new interpretations of a wide variety of social phenomena, including justice, mutual aid, commitment, convention and meaning. The author eschews any grand, unified theory. Rather, he presents the reader with tools drawn from evolutionary game theory for the purpose of analysing and coming to understand (...)
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    The Prison Contract and Abolition Democracy.Eduardo Mendieta - 2007 - Radical Philosophy Today 5:209-217.
    This article discusses the fortuitous genesis of the book of my conversations with Angela Y. Davis, Abolition Democracy and traces some of the intellectual and philosophical sources that informed the specific questions and approaches that inform the dialogue. Davis’ relationships to Georg Rusche and Otto Kirchheimer, as well as to Foucault, are discussed. Similarly, Davis’ place within a critical black American political-philosophical tradition is analyzed. The essay focuses mainly, however, on the way in which Davis’ work on the prison industrial (...)
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    The Female’s Rights in Society According to the Social Contract Theory of John Locke.Sally J. Scholz - 1993 - Social Philosophy Today 8:247-260.
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    Ties That Unwind: Dynamism in Integrative Social Contracts Theory1.Robert A. Phillips & Michael E. Johnson-Cramer - 2006 - Journal of Business Ethics 68 (3):283-302.
    Social contract theory offers a powerful method and metaphor for the study of organizational ethics. This paper considers the variant of the social contract that has arguably gained the most attention among business ethicists: integrative social contracts theory or ISCT [Donaldson and Dunfee: 1999, Ties That Bind (Harvard Business School Press, Boston)]. A core precept of ISCT - that consent to membership in an organization entails obligations to follow the norms of that organization, subject to the moral minimums of basic (...)
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    Cooperation, Culture, and Conflict.Kim Sterelny - 2016 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 67 (1):31-58.
    In this article I develop a big picture of the evolution of human cooperation, and contrast it to an alternative based on group selection. The crucial claim is that hominin history has seen two major transitions in cooperation, and hence poses two deep puzzles about the origins and stability of cooperation. The first is the transition from great ape social lives to the lives of Pleistocene cooperative foragers; the second is the stability of the social contract through the early Holocene (...)
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    Sociality and Social Contract: A Spinozistic Perspective - Bibliography.Douglas J. Den Uyl - 1985 - Studia Spinozana: An International and Interdisciplinary Series 1:48.
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    Sociality and Social Contract: A Spinozistic Perspective - Zusammenfassung.Douglas J. Den Uyl - 1985 - Studia Spinozana: An International and Interdisciplinary Series 1:50.
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    The Social Contract: A Critical Study of its Development.J. Gough - 1938 - Philosophical Review 47:331.
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    Contributions to the History of the Social Contract Theory.D. G. Ritchie - 1892 - Philosophical Review 1:353.
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    Evolution and the Social Contract.Bryan Skyrms - unknown
    The Tanner Lectures are a collection of educational and scientific discussions relating to human values. Conducted by leaders in their fields, the lectures are presented at prestigious educational facilities around the world.
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    [Book Review] a Social-Contract Theory of Organizations. [REVIEW]Michael C. Keeley - 1990 - Ethics 100 (3):681-682.
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    Boundaries on Social Contract.James Buchanan - 1975 - Reason Papers 2:15-28.
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    Political Contributions and Defense Contractors, and No-Bid Contracts.Virginia Gerde & R. Spencer Foster - 2006 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 17:215-220.
    What role do political campaign contributions make in generating and maintaining political capital? Are no-bid contracts awarded to more influential defensecontractors? We explore these questions by conducting a social network analysis of defense contractors and their political campaign contributions to U.S. Representatives and Senators. Using a model of political capital from Rehbein, Schuler, and Doh (2005), we operationalize network ties in terms of political contributions and the relative influence of legislators and defense contractors.
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    The Crown in Contract and Administrative Law.McLean Janet - 2004 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 24 (1):129-154.
    An essential and neglected distinction between contract and administrative law is in how each conceives of the Crown as a juristic person. This article explores the extent of this distinction, and its implications for the rule of law and the separation of powers. It offers explanations—historical, jurisprudential and pragmatic—for why contract law conceives of the Crown as a corporation aggregate with the powers and liberties of a natural person, and why administrative law disaggregates the State into named officials.
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    The Distribution of Life-Saving Pharmaceuticals: Viewing the Frqfllfw Ehwzhhq Vrfldo Hififlhqf\ Dqg Hfrqrplf Hififlhqf\ Wkurxjk a Social Contract Lens.W. D. Reisel & L. M. Sama - 2003 - Business and Society Review 3:365-388.
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    Peter Benson, Ed., The Theory of Contract Law: New Essays Reviewed By.Roger A. Shiner - 2002 - Philosophy in Review 22 (4):251-254.
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    Corporate Health Care Purchasing and the Revised Social Contract with Workers.James Maxwell, Forrest Briscoe & Peter Temin - 2000 - Business and Society 39 (3):281-303.
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    Christopher Morris, Ed., The Social Contract Theorists Reviewed By.Bruce M. Landesman - 2000 - Philosophy in Review 20 (2):135-137.
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    Effects of Contract Activity Packages on Social Studies Achievement of Gifted Students.T. Santano - 1999 - Journal of Social Studies Research 23:3-10.
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    Civil Death and the Maiden: Agency and the Conditions of Contract in Piers Plowman.Elizabeth Fowler - 1995 - Speculum 70 (4):760-792.
    Early contractarians such as Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau stretched the idea of contract to encompass all realms of society: the political, the economic, the familial. Contract is still a fundamental concept for many modern disciplines; indeed, it names fields in political philosophy, in economics, and in law. There was no such governing notion of contract in the fourteenth century, no metaphor of exchange that could link together ideas about agency, conditions, profit, and responsibility from different disciplines and provide a (...)
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    Sociality and Social Contract: A Spinozistic Perspective.Douglas Den Uyl - 1985 - Studia Spinozana: An International and Interdisciplinary Series 1:19-52.
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    Social Contract.Peter Laslett - 1967 - In Paul Edwards (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. New York: Macmillan. pp. 7--465.
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    A Conversation with Carole Pateman: Reflections on Democratic Participation, The Sexual Contract, and Power Structures.Steve On - 2012 - In Gary Browning (ed.), Dialogues with Contemporary Political Theorists. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 139.
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    Social Contract Theory and Wider Context: Some Thoughts and Clarifications.Milorad Stupar - 2011 - Filozofija I Društvo 22 (3):3-9.
    In this paper certain aspects of social contract theory have been reconsidered in the context of contemporary political community. Special focus has been given to the meaning of the concept of coercion.
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    Serge Kolm on Social Justice and the Social Contract: A Contextual Analysis and a Critique.Laurent Dobuzinskis - 2000 - The European Legacy 5 (5):687-702.
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    METHODS and Aims of Comparative Contract Law.Hugh Collins - 1991 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 11 (3):396-406.
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    Social R & D as a Relational Contract: Strategies for Governing Knowledge Transactions.Stephen H. Linder - 1989 - Knowledge in Society 2 (3):25-41.
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    Hegel and Contract Theory.H. Schnadelbach - 1987 - Hegel-Studien 22:111-128.
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    The Implied Contract Theory of Quasi-Contract: Civilian Opinion Current in the Century Before Blackstone.Peter Birks & Grant Mcleod - 1986 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 6 (1):46-85.
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    The Social Contract: Individual Decision or Collective Bargain?David Gauthier - 1978 - In A. Hooker, J. J. Leach & E. F. McClennen (eds.), Foundations and Applications of Decision Theory. D. Reidel. pp. 47--67.
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    The Contract of Employment [Book Review].Jillian Flinders - 2013 - Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory 229:38.
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    There is an Implicit Social Contract Between Professionals and the Democratic Societies in Which They Live.Paul T. Durbin - 2007 - Ludus Vitalis 15 (27):195-197.
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    Review Articles : Carole Pateman, The Sexual Contract (Polity, 1988).Anna Yeatman - 1990 - Thesis Eleven 26 (1):151-159.
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    Social Contract.Anne Seller - 1988 - Philosophical Books 29 (1):61-63.
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    Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy.Helena de Bres - 2013 - Philosophical Review 122 (4):664-667.
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    Contract or Coincidence: George Herbert Mead and Adam Smith on Self and Society.Timothy M. Costelloe - 1997 - History of the Human Sciences 10 (2):81-109.
    Although a number of commentators have remarked upon the simi larities between aspects of George Herbert Mead's social psychology and Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, there has been no sys tematic attempt to document the connection. This article attempts to do precisely that. First, the legitimacy of the connection is established by showing the likelihood that Mead knew this particular work by Smith, and by bringing together the various treatments of the matter made by commentators. Since Mead himself does (...)
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    Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy, by Aaron James.Darrel Moellendorf - 2013 - Mind 122 (486):fzt067.
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    Indigeneity and the Settler Contract Today.R. Nichols - 2013 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 39 (2):165-186.
    This article examines the application of social contract theorizing to questions pertaining to the rights of indigenous peoples today, with particular reference to recent work by Jeremy Waldron. It is argued that such theorizing must be examined with reference not only to the content of its claims, but also with respect to its general mode of argumentation and its political function in specific contexts. Read in this light, social contract theory may function to unduly deny the claims of indigenous peoples, (...)
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    Contract, Covenant, Constitution.Loren E. Lomasky - 2011 - Social Philosophy and Policy 28 (1):50-71.
    Contract is the dominant model for political philosophy's understanding of government grounded on the consent of the governed. However, there are at least five disabilities attached to classical social contract theory: the grounding contract never actually occurred; its provisions are vague and contestable; the stringency of the obligation thereby established is dubious; trans-generational consent is questionable; interpretive methods for giving effect to the contract are ill-specified. By contrast, the biblical story of the covenant Israel embraces at Sinai is shown to (...)
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    On Pateman and Mills's Contract and Domination.Lewis R. Gordon - 2009 - Clr James Journal 15 (1):235-247.
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    When is Lying Morally Permissible?: Casuistical Reflections on the Game Analogy, Self-Defense, Social Contract Ethics, and Ideals. [REVIEW]RobertN Wyk - 1990 - Journal of Value Inquiry 24 (2):155-168.
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    Government Regulation Vs. The Free Society.Tibor R. Machan - 2003 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 22 (1):77-83.
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    Review: Feminism, the Individual, and Contract Theory. [REVIEW]Susan Moller Okin - 1990 - Ethics 100 (3):658 - 669.
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    A Marxist Dilemma for Social Contract Theory.James P. Sterba - 1982 - American Philosophical Quarterly 19 (1):51 - 59.
    Marxist social contract theory gives rise to an unwelcome dilemma for would-Be contractarians. For either the state of nature choice situation confronting the parties to the social contract will be defined to include or to exclude the knowledge of the general facts of class conflict. But if, On the one hand, The state of nature choice situation is defined to include such knowledge (particularly the knowledge of the fundamental conflict between the proletariat and capitalist classes), Then it could be argued (...)
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    The Social Contract as an Analytic, Justificatory, and Polemic Device.David Keyt - 1974 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 4 (2):241 - 252.
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    Contract.Peter Benson - 1996 - In Dennis M. Patterson (ed.), A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory. Blackwell.
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    Is There a Social Contract? I.H. D. Lewis - 1940 - Philosophy 15 (57):64 - 79.
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    The Larger Social Contract.Helena MacDougall - 1947 - [Victoria, Australia.
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