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Title: Rationality and the Prisoner's Dilemma in Gauthier's MORALS BY AGREEMENT
Authors: Yi, Byeong-uk
Keywords: morality
decision theory
Prisoner's Dilemma
Issue Date: Sep-1992
Publisher: Journal of Philosophy
Citation: 89(9): 484-95
Abstract: This article discusses Gauthier's defence of morality as "rational constraint on the pursuit of individual interest". Against his attemptto base the defence on the "utility-maximizing conception of rationality", the article argues: (i) Gauthier needs to take a principle connecting the rationality of forming the disposition to constrained maximization to the rationality of acting in accordance with the disposition. (ii) The principle cannot be derived from the action-maximizing conception of rationality. (iii) If the principle is taken as a separate component of the disposition-maximizing conception of rationality, his defence cannot be taken to begin "from an initial presumption against morality."
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25135
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