Rational Deliberation: Selected Writings of David Gauthier

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A collection of David Gauthier’s writings on practical rationality and deliberation, all but two written after Morals by Agreement (1986). They represent the author’s most important contributions to the theory of practical reason, moving some distance from the view first presented in “Reason and Maximization” (1975) and developed in a much-reprinted chapter of Morals by Agreement (1986). These essays will make Gauthier’s more recent essays on rationality available to a wider audience, will change common misconceptions of his revisionist views, and will address many of the concerns of his critics, including himself

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First ed.