Quicksand in the contract ground

Philosophical Studies 44 (1):115 - 120 (1983)
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Abstract

In his book, The Grounds of Moral Judgment, Russell Grice argues for a thesis he calls "the contract ground thesis," which connects the interest of members of a group in making a contract to the existence of an obligation and reason to abide by that contract. This thesis has been challenged by Jesse Kalin and subsequently defended by Grice. We show that Grice's defense fails--the contract ground thesis is without justification.

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Donald Hubin
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The Grounds of Moral Judgement.Geoffrey Russell Grice - 1967 - Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
The Grounds of Moral Judgement.Geoffrey Russell Grice - 1967 - Philosophy 44 (169):253-254.
The contract ground: A reply to Jesse Kalin.G. R. Grice - 1977 - Philosophical Studies 32 (3):269 - 282.

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