Ken Binmore: the Social Contract within the Context of Game Theory
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Nida Vasiliauskaitė
Published 2003-01-01
https://doi.org/10.15388/Problemos.2003.63.6666
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Keywords

social contract
fairness
rationality
game theory

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Vasiliauskaitė N. (2003). Ken Binmore: the Social Contract within the Context of Game Theory. Problemos, 63, 35-44. https://doi.org/10.15388/Problemos.2003.63.6666

Abstract

The article diseusses Ken Binmore's ooneeption of the social contract, which is an attempt to make political philosophy „more scientific“ by means of Rational Choice Theory. Binmore tries to reformulate the fa- mous Rawlsian original position theorem in terms of game theory and for this purposc introduces a strict distinction between personal and cmpathetic preferences. This distinction and that between economic and social time are eriticized for the lack of cleamess and paradoxieal implieations. The aim of the article is to demonstrate that Binmore's conception is not as consistent as it claims to be.
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