Reductionist Contractualism: Moral Motivation and the Expanding Self

Canadian Journal of Philosophy 30 (3):343-370 (2000)
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This paper attempts to show how a reductionist approach to the metaphysics of personal identity might well be most compatible with a form of contractualism, not utilitarianism.

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