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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Table of Contents........................................................................................................... iii Acknowledgments.......................................................................................................... iv Introduction................................................................................................................... 1 Chapter One: The Challenge to Moderate Morality........................................................ 3

  • I.

    Dramatis Personae: The ‘extremist’, the ‘minimalist’, and the ‘moderate’............... 3

  • II.

    Kagan’s two challenges .......................................................................................... 5

  • III.

    Why contractarianism? .......................................................................................... 7

Chapter Two: A Contractarian Response to the Challenge ........................................... 11 Chapter Three: Modified Constraints ......................................................................... 14

I. The self-interest-maximizing motive and restrictions on the pursuit of individual good ........................................................................................................................ 15

    • A.

      The prisoners’ dilemma................................................................................... 15

    • B.

      The trade-off ................................................................................................... 17

    • C.

      Minimizing the trade-off ................................................................................. 18

  • II.

    The personhood-respecting-motive and restrictions on the pursuit of individual

good ........................................................................................................................ 20

    • A.

      Inviolability .................................................................................................... 21

    • B.

      Morality’s ‘giving proper expression to’ persons’ inviolability........................ 24

    • C.

      The trade-off ................................................................................................... 26

    • D.

      Minimizing the trade-off................................................................................. 27

    • E.

      Thresholds....................................................................................................... 29

  • III.

    The shape of the modified constraints............................................................... 29

Chapter Four: Options................................................................................................. 31

  • I.

    Self-interest and options: the appeal to cost......................................................... 31

  • II.

    The personhood-respecting motive and options................................................... 32

  • III.

    Concluding remarks........................................................................................... 34

Bibliography ................................................................................................................. 36 Vita............................................................................................................................... 37

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