Über das Einstimmigkeitspostulat im Kontraktualismus1

Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 76 (3):388-403 (2022)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

A legitimate moral justification has to be given by justifying a norm to everyone. Achieving unanimity about norms is a moral correctness criterion for certain contract theories. What exactly is meant by unanimity? Most contract theorists quickly agree that unanimity, understood as the explicit factual agreement of everyone to a norm candidate, is de facto impossible to achieve. It is stated that the following types of consent can replace de facto unanimous consent: a) majority consent; b) rational consent, c) consent based on self-interest, d) consent based on transcendental interests and e) consent based on undisputed moral principles. I want to show that unanimous consent cannot be achieved in any of these ways, and if you claim that moral norms are based on unanimity or that there are no moral norms, then you have to dismiss morality.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,219

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Über Künne über Kripke über Künne über Frege.Andreas Kemmerling - 2011 - Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 65 (3):389-402.
Zur Erkenntnistheorie, Ethik, Logik und Religion.Arthur Schopenhauer - 2000 - Köln: Parkland. Edited by Alexander Ulfig.
Are moral philosophers moral experts?Bernward Gesang - 2008 - Bioethics 24 (4):153-159.
Begründen, Rechtfertigen und das Unterdrückungsverbot.Peter Stemmer - 2010 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 58 (4):561-575.

Analytics

Added to PP
2022-09-08

Downloads
8 (#1,256,193)

6 months
5 (#565,734)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

The unanimity standard.Shelly Kagan - 1993 - Journal of Social Philosophy 24 (2):129-154.

Add more references