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Single Idea 21019

[catalogued under 25. Society / B. The State / 2. State Legitimacy / d. Social contract]

Full Idea

All contract theories, including Rawls's, assume a rough equality of physical and mental power among the participants.

Gist of Idea

Social contracts assume equal powers among the participants


Martha Nussbaum (Creating Capabilities [2011], 4)

Book Reference

Nussbaum,Martha C.: 'Creating Capabilities' [Belknap Harvard 2013], p.86

Related Idea

Idea 21013 Capabilities are grounded in bare humanity and agency; qualifying as rational is not needed [Nussbaum]