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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Hayek never fleshes out the details of his Kantian contractarianism. It does appear, however, that he thinks the social contract is formulated from behind a modest veil of ignorance that, following Rawls, denies contractors information that would lead them to adopted biased or socially inefficient arrangements.
None of the classic proponents of contractarianism believed that animals could enter into a social contract--first voices among philosophers claiming that animals should be included in this kind of agreement appeared only around the middle of the second half of the 20th century (Garner 160), but the numbers of social contract theorists concerned with animal welfare have been growing steadily since.
Thus, Narveson's contractarianism is either implausible for most libertarians or does not exclude pro-life arguments.
Insider Trading and Contracting: A Critical Response to the "Chicago School." Nowhere is Cox's resistance to contractarianism more apparent than in his article Insider Trading and Contracting: A Critical Response to the "Chicago School," which directly tackles Chicago School arguments that favored legalizing insider trading.
(2) The intuitive principles (e.g., "Lying is wrong," "Keeping promises is required," "Harming others is wrong") are epistemically preferable to supreme principles of morality (e.g., Utilitarianism, Kantianism, Contractarianism).
"Contractarianism", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2012 Edition).
This fifth edition textbook for an undergraduate computer ethics course covers both classical ideas such as utilitarianism, contractarianism, and pluralism, and issues raised by the latest Internet technologies.
Bates, "Contra Contractarianism: Some Reflections on the New Institutionalism", Politics & Society 16, no.
Judt transitions seamlessly from one disparate area to the next, proving he is as equally fluent in discussing interwar trends in thinking in international political economy as he is in critiquing Rawlsian social contractarianism; in exploring the history of Marxism in twentieth-century France as he is in describing the peculiar place of Poland in European history and consciousness; and in eviscerating market-obsessed pathologies in the United States as he is in recounting the divergent intellectual histories of German, Italian, and Romanian fascism.
That is the basis of freedom and it is set out at some length in the Theory of Social Contractarianism and pontificated on at some length by thinkers like Jen Jack Rousseau, John Locke and Baron Montesquieu.