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.
Bracketing the possibility that the social contract should exist among all persons regardless of their states, (47) Nussbaum considers this result to reflect a major problem for social contractarianism.
Contractarianism can be made to seem arbitrary and silly: consider, for instance, the suggestion that long, long ago our remote ancestors made this deal, see, and from that day to this everyone has had to go along with it
I will argue that while Narveson is more aware of the problem of morality's authority than most, and takes pains to address it through his contractarianism, his response is nevertheless not entirely successful.
80) Nor does contractarianism work if the social contract is either surreal(81) or involves assumptions that seem counterintuitive or counter-rational, as in John Rawls' hypothetical original position.
of Wisconsin) has made sure to cover the standard topics of the day, consequentialism, deontology, contractarianism, and virtue ethics, but has also sought to include areas that are less common in sections on moral standing, moral responsibility, moral knowledge, and works that question the very possibility of systematic ethics.