Conduct and Contract

@inproceedings{Jasay2013ConductAC,
  title={Conduct and Contract},
  author={Anthony de Jasay},
  year={2013}
}
Political philosophy relies on three alternative types of theory to explain social order. The first, is order anarchy, built on the system of spontaneous Humean conventions. They are equilibria, self-enforcing or enforced by the participants’ own contingent strategies and involve no central, specialised enforcer. The second type is contractarianism. This paper contends that its name is a misnomer hiding a redundancy. The third type is social contract theory, where there is unanimous commitment… CONTINUE READING

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