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social contract

Medical practice The implied understanding between physician and Pt that the former provides the best possible care in a truthful and timely fashion, in exchange for the latter's trust. See Doctor-patient relationship.
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The principal motivational defect of social contract theories is clear: If we are restricted to goods attainable in this earthly life, it is not always in my best interest to be moral.
Lest this seem a mere effort to strategically ally Catholic social teaching and Murray with the liberal social contract theories of Rawls in order
The justice mode corresponds to social contract theories of justice.
They cover the general will, social contract theories, democratic rights, fundamental law, natural and natural rights, affinities between Rousseau's and Dworkin's legal theories, the use of narrative, bioethics, and promise enforcement.